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Do Public Subsidies Complement Business R&D? A Meta‐Analysis of the Econometric Evidence

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Analysis of the effects of public financing on private investment in R & D has been the object of numerous applied studies without it having been possible to arrive at a definite conclusion. In this paper the results of a meta‐regression of econometric evidence on the relationship between public funding of R & D and private R & D expenditures is presented. After the creation of a data‐base including all relevant studies and their results and characteristics, a meta‐analysis was carried out to examine whether the characteristics of the applied analysis influence the results and explain the differences in the empirical literature on this subject.

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  • José García‐Quevedo, 2004. "Do Public Subsidies Complement Business R&D? A Meta‐Analysis of the Econometric Evidence," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 57(1), pages 87-102, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:57:y:2004:i:1:p:87-102
    DOI: 10.1111/j.0023-5962.2004.00244.x
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