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Job Creation Effects of R&D Expenditures: Are High-tech Sectors the Key?

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  • Francesco Bogliacino

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    (European Commission - JRC)

  • Mariacristina Piva

    (Università Cattolica de Milano)

  • Marco Vivarelli

    ()

    (Università Cattolica de Milano)

In this paper we assess the job creation effect of R&D expenditures, using a unique longitudinal database of 677 European companies over the period 1990-2008. We estimate a dynamic labour demand specification using a Least Squares Dummy Variable Corrected (LSDVC) technique. The labour-friendly nature of R&D emerges from the empirical analysis on the overall sample. However, this positive significant effect corresponds to the high-tech sector and services, while the effect is not significant for traditional manufacturing. The results support the policy agenda of promoting structural change in European economies.

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Paper provided by Joint Research Centre (Seville site) in its series JRC Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation with number 2011-10.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2011
Handle: RePEc:ipt:wpaper:201110
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