Microeconometric evidence of financing frictions and innovative activity - a revision
Using Dutch data we empirically investigate how financing and innovation vary across firm characteristics. We find that when firms face financial constraints, debt financing and innovation choices are not independent of firm characteristics, and RD slows down. In the absence of financial constraints, however, as they raise debt, firms become less inclined to innovate and the change in the propensity to innovate no longer varies with firm characteristics. We find that financing constraints faced, propensity to innovate, and RD intensity are not uniform across firm characteristics. A new Control Function estimator to account for heterogeneity and endogeneity has been developed.
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