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An Exploration of Local R&D Spillovers in France

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  • Jacques MAIRESSE, Benoît MULKAY

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This paper is an attempt to assess the existence and magnitude of local researchspillovers in France. We rely on the model of an extended production function (Cobb-Douglasand Translog) with both local and neighborhood R&D capital stocks. We estimate this modelon 312 employment areas as of 1999, first for the whole economy, then separately for fivelarge manufacturing industries. The estimated elasticities of productivity with respect to R&Dcapital are significant and plausible, both within own-area and across neighboring areas aswell as within own-industry, but they are weaker across different industries.

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  • Jacques MAIRESSE, Benoît MULKAY, 2008. "An Exploration of Local R&D Spillovers in France," Working Papers 2008-26, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics.
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    1. IKEUCHI Kenta & René BELDERBOS & FUKAO Kyoji & Young Gak KIM & KWON Hyeog Ug, 2015. "Buyers, Suppliers, and R&D Spillovers," Discussion papers 15047, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
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    3. Bjørner, Thomas Bue & Mackenhauer, Janne, 2013. "Spillover from private energy research," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 171-190.

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    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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