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Title:The effects of public R&D subsidies on firms' innovation activities: the case of Eastern Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Almus, Matthias
Czarnitzki, Dirk
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 01-10
Abstract:This study analyzes the effects of public R&D policy schemes on the innovation activities of firms located in Eastern Germany. The main question in this context is whether public funds stimulate R&D activities or simply crowd out privately financed R&D. Empirically, we investigate the average causal effects of all public R&D schemes in Eastern Germany using a non?parametric matching approach. Compared to the case where no public financial means are provided, it turns out that firms increase their innovation activities by about four percentage points.
Subjects:Public Innovation Subsidies
Non?parametric Matching
JEL:O38
O31
C41
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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