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Knowledge spillover effects at the sub-regional level. Theory and estimation

  • Andrea Bonaccorsi

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    (Department of Energy and Systems Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy)

  • Cinzia Daraio

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    (Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza")

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    In this paper, we investigate a new approach for the measurement of spillovers. The concept of spillovers is central in many theories of geography, innovation and growth, particularly at the regional level. We evaluate the impact of size and intensity of knowledge production, as observed in publications and patents at the sub-regional level, on the efficiency of manufacturing activity. We employ nonparametric and robust conditional measures in efficiency analysis to a unique dataset at the subregional level (province) for Italy. We find that most Italian provinces are located in a region of absence or extremely low impact of knowledge spillovers. Nevertheless, a few provinces with maximum volume in both patents and publications and some medium-sized provinces with high knowledge intensity show knowledge spillovers.

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