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Firm Size, Innovation Dynamics and Growth

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Third, I structurally estimate the theoretical model parameters using Simulated Method of Moments on Compustat firms. Finally, I use these estimated parameters to conduct a macro policy experiment to evaluate the e¤ects of a size-dependent R&D subsidy on different sized firms. In conclusion of this analysis, the optimal size-dependent R&D subsidy policy does considerably better than optimal uniform (size-independent) policy. More interestingly, the optimal (welfare-maximizing) policy provides higher subsidies to smaller firms.

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  • Ufuk Akcigit, 2009. "Firm Size, Innovation Dynamics and Growth," 2009 Meeting Papers 1267, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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