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Determinants of spatial knowledge spillovers in Italian provinces

  • Caragliu, Andrea
  • Del Bo, Chiara

Statistical evidence suggests that the relevance of knowledge spillovers has increased over time. In this paper we focus on regional knowledge spillovers and adopt a new econometric transformation that allows inference on potential inter-regional knowledge spillovers, accounting for spatial interdependencies. Determinants of inter-regional knowledge spillovers are explained with a sample of 103 Italian provinces. We find that a region's absorptive capacity, measured by local R&D expenditure and social capital, implies a reduction of outward knowledge spillovers. Identification is based on the use of Two Stages Least Squares and Fixed Effects estimates.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

Volume (Year): 45 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 28-37

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