Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24046
Authors: 
Ebersberger, Bernd
Czarnitzki, Dirk
Fier, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 04-37
Abstract: 
This study focuses on the impact of innovation policies and R&D collaboration in Germany and Finland. We consider collaboration and subsidies as heterogeneous treatments, and perform an econometric matching to analyze patent activity at the firm level. In general, we find that collaboration has positive effects. In Germany, subsidies for individual research do not exhibit a significant impact on patent activity, but the innovative performance could be improved by additional incentives for collaboration. For Finnish companies, public funding is an important source of finance for R&D. Without subsidies, recipients would show less patenting activity, whilst those firms not receiving subsidies would perform significantly better if they were publicly funded.
Subjects: 
R&D
Public Subsidies
Collaboration
Policy Evaluation
JEL: 
H50
O38
C14
C25
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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