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The French cluster policy put to the test with differences-in-differences estimates

  • Olivier Brossard

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    (LEREPS, IEP Toulouse)

  • Inès Moussa

    ()

    (LEREPS, University Toulouse 1)

There is an abundant literature on innovative clusters but the incidence of cluster policies is hardly ever assessed. We assemble a panel of 94 French regions for 1997-2008 and use difference-in-differences regressions to evaluate the cluster policy that is being implemented in France since 2004-2005 in some of these regions. We obtain a positive, significant but rather small impact on patenting.

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Volume (Year): 34 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 520-529

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