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The location of innovative activity in Europe

  • Laura Abramovsky

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

  • Rachel Griffith

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Manchester)

  • Gareth Macartney

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London)

  • Helen Miller

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

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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Length: 56 pp.
Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ifs:ifsewp:08/10
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  1. Rachel Griffith & Sokbae 'Simon' Lee & John Van Reenen, 2011. "Is distance dying at last? Falling home bias in fixed effects models of patent citations," CeMMAP working papers CWP18/11, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  2. Markusen, James R., 1981. "Trade and the gains from trade with imperfect competition," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 531-551, November.
  3. Markusen, James R., 2002. "Multinational Firms and the Theory of International Trade," MPRA Paper 8380, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Mihir A. Desai & C. Fritz Foley & James R. Hines Jr., 2005. "Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Economic Activity," NBER Working Papers 11717, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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