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The location of innovative activity in Europe

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  • Laura Abramovsky

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

  • Rachel Griffith

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Manchester)

  • Gareth Macartney

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London)

  • Helen Miller

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Abstract

In this paper we use new data to describe how firms from 15 European countries organise their innovative activities. The data matches firm level accounting data with information on the patents that those firms and their subsidiaries have applied for at the European Patents Office. We describe the data in detail.

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Paper provided by Institute for Fiscal Studies in its series IFS Working Papers with number W08/10.

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Length: 56 pp.
Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ifs:ifsewp:08/10

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Keywords: International investment and multinational firms; technological change and research and development; fiscal policies and behaviour of economic agents;

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  1. Rachel Griffith & Sokbae Lee & John Van Reenen, 2007. "Is distance dying at last? Falling home bias in fixed effects models of patent citations," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 19695, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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  1. Harhoff, Dietmar & Mueller, Elisabeth & Van Reenen, John, 2012. "What are the channels for technology sourcing? Panel data evidence from German companies," Frankfurt School - Working Paper Series 187, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
  2. Tom Karkinsky & Nadine Riedel, 2009. "Corporate Taxation and the Choice of Patent Location within Multinational Firms," Working Papers 0914, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.
  3. Johannes Becker & Nadine Riedel, 2008. "Cross-Border Tax Effects on Affiliate Investment - Evidence from European Multinationals," Working Papers 0816, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.
  4. Adelheid Holl & Ruth Rama, 2014. "Foreign Subsidiaries and Technology Sourcing in Spain," Industry and Innovation, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(1), pages 43-64, January.
  5. Christof Ernst & Katharina Richter & Nadine Riedel, 2013. "Corporate Taxation and the Quality of Research and Development," CESifo Working Paper Series 4139, CESifo Group Munich.
  6. Christoph Ernst & Katharina Richter & Nadine Riedel, 2013. "Corporate taxation and the quality of research & development," Working Papers 1301, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.
  7. Rachel Griffith & Helen Miller, 2011. "Innovation in China: the rise of Chinese inventors in the production of knowledge," IFS Working Papers W11/15, Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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