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

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  • Olivier Brossard

    () (LEREPS, IEP Toulouse)

  • Inès Moussa

    () (LEREPS, University Toulouse 1)

Abstract

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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  • Olivier Brossard & Inès Moussa, 2014. "The French cluster policy put to the test with differences-in-differences estimates," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 34(1), pages 520-529.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00672
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    1. Montmartin, B. & Herrera, M. & Massard, N., 2015. "R&D policies in France: New evidence from a NUTS3 spatial analysis," Working Papers 2015-11, Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL).
    2. Delio Lucena Piquero & Jerome Vicente, 2017. "The visible hand of cluster policy makers: An analysis of Aerospace Valley (2006-2015) using a place-based network methodology," Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1723, Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography, revised Sep 2017.
    3. Benjamin Montmartin & Marcos Herrera & Nadine Massard, 2017. "R&D Policy regimes in France: New Evidence from a spatio-temporal Analysis," GREDEG Working Papers 2017-22, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

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    Keywords

    Innovation Cluster policies Differences-in-differences R&D Patents;

    JEL classification:

    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
    • L0 - Industrial Organization - - General

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