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The location of innovative activity in Europe

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  • Laura Abramovsky

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Institute for Fiscal Studies)

  • Rachel Griffith

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and IFS and Manchester)

  • Gareth Macartney

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London)

  • Helen Miller

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Abstract

In this paper we use new data to describe how firms from 15 European countries organise their innovative activities. The data matches firm level accounting data with information on the patents that those firms and their subsidiaries have applied for at the European Patents Office. We describe the data in detail.

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  • Laura Abramovsky & Rachel Griffith & Gareth Macartney & Helen Miller, 2008. "The location of innovative activity in Europe," IFS Working Papers W08/10, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ifs:ifsewp:08/10
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    1. Karkinsky, Tom & Riedel, Nadine, 2012. "Corporate taxation and the choice of patent location within multinational firms," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(1), pages 176-185.
    2. Griffith, Rachel & Lee, Sokbae & Straathof, Bas, 2017. "Recombinant innovation and the boundaries of the firm," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 34-56.
    3. Dietmar Harhoff & Elisabeth Mueller & John Reenen, 2014. "What are the Channels for Technology Sourcing? Panel Data Evidence from German Companies," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 23(1), pages 204-224, March.
    4. Fons-Rosen, Christian & Scrutinio, Vincenzo & Szemeredi, Katalin, 2016. "Colocation and knowledge diffusion: evidence from million dollar plants," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 67683, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    5. Christof Ernst & Katharina Richter & Nadine Riedel, 2014. "Corporate taxation and the quality of research and development," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 21(4), pages 694-719, August.
    6. Adelheid Holl & Ruth Rama, 2014. "Foreign Subsidiaries and Technology Sourcing in Spain," Industry and Innovation, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(1), pages 43-64, January.
    7. Heckemeyer, Jost H. & Richter, Katharina & Spengel, Christoph, 2014. "Tax planning of R&D intensive multinationals," ZEW Discussion Papers 14-114, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    8. Knoll, Bodo & Baumann, Martina & Riedel, Nadine, 2014. "The Global Effects of R&D Tax Incentives: Evidence from Micro-Data," Annual Conference 2014 (Hamburg): Evidence-based Economic Policy 100347, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    9. Rachel Griffith & Helen Miller, 2011. "Innovation in China: the rise of Chinese inventors in the production of knowledge," IFS Working Papers W11/15, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
    10. Christoph Ernst & Katharina Richter & Nadine Riedel, 2013. "Corporate taxation and the quality of research & development," Working Papers 1301, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.
    11. Becker, Johannes & Riedel, Nadine, 2012. "Cross-border tax effects on affiliate investment—Evidence from European multinationals," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(3), pages 436-450.
    12. Laura Abramovsky, 2015. "Global engagement in R&D: a portrait of biopharmaceutical patenting firms," IFS Working Papers W15/18, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
    13. Max Nathan, 2015. "Same difference? Minority ethnic inventors, diversity and innovation in the UK," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 15(1), pages 129-168.
    14. Riedel, Nadine & Böhm, Tobias & Karkinsky, Tom & Knoll, Bodo, 2015. "Corporate Taxes and Strategic Patent Location within Multinational Firms," Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy 112978, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    15. Laurens, Patricia & Le Bas, Christian & Schoen, Antoine & Villard, Lionel & Larédo, Philippe, 2015. "The rate and motives of the internationalisation of large firm R&D (1994–2005): Towards a turning point?," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 44(3), pages 765-776.
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    17. Smeets, Roger & de Vaal, Albert, 2016. "Intellectual Property Rights and the productivity effects of MNE affiliates on host-country firms," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 419-434.
    18. Abramovsky, Laura & Griffith, Rachel & Miller, Helen, 2012. "Offshoring high-skilled jobs: EU multinationals and domestic employment of inventors," CEPR Discussion Papers 8837, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    19. Matthias Dischinger & Bodo Knoll & Nadine Riedel, 2014. "The role of headquarters in multinational profit shifting strategies," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 21(2), pages 248-271, April.

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    Keywords

    International investment and multinational firms; technological change and research and development; fiscal policies and behaviour of economic agents;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • H3 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents

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