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L'impact de la réglementation sur l'innovation : une analyse des performances selon la proximité à la frontière technologique

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  • Bruno Amable
  • Lilas Demmou
  • Iván Ledezma

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Recent literature has discussed the positive effects of competition in goods and services markets on innovation near the technology frontier. We test the effects of product-market regulation on innovation with the aid of variables measuring the intensity of patent filings. The sample includes a panel of 15 industries in 17 OECD countries for the period 1979-2003. Our results suggest that the marginal effect of regulation on innovation tends to rise with proximity to the technology frontier. In many configurations, the effect is significantly positive near the frontier. Our results, therefore, do not support the assumption that a deregulation policy consistently promotes innovation in the developed countries.

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  • Bruno Amable & Lilas Demmou & Iván Ledezma, 2011. "L'impact de la réglementation sur l'innovation : une analyse des performances selon la proximité à la frontière technologique," Economie & Prévision, La Documentation Française, vol. 0(1), pages 1-19.
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    1. Bruno AMABLE & Iván LEDEZMA, 2013. "Export Performance And Product Market Regulation," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, pages 231-258.
    2. Amable, Bruno & Ledezma, Ivan & Robin, Stéphane, 2016. "Product market regulation, innovation, and productivity," Research Policy, Elsevier, pages 2087-2104.

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    Keywords

    regulation; innovation; technology frontier;

    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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