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Title:The effect of grant receipt on start-up size: Evidence from plant level data PDF Logo
Authors:Girma, Sourafel
Görg, Holger
Hanley, Aoife
Strobl, Eric
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Kiel working paper 1607
Abstract:In this paper we use plant level data on the start-up size of new plant entries and detailed information on the grants received by such plants in order to investigate whether grant receipt encourages plants to start-up with more employment than without support. The data relate to manufacturing plants in the Republic of Ireland, where industrial policy has a long history of using discretionary grants to encourage employment growth. We use a matching procedure to deal with the issue of selectivity into grant receipt, and a quantile regression estimator to allow for different effects of grants on plants depending on their position in the start-up size distribution. Our results provide evidence that grants do indeed encourage plants to start-up larger. We also find that this effect is generally higher for foreign than for domestic plants, and that it differs for plants at different quantiles of the start-up size distribution.
Subjects:Grants
subsidies
entry
start-up size
JEL:H2
L2
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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