Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/194268
Authors: 
Pereira, Mariano
Martínez Correa, Julián
Scattolo, Gabriel
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] Estudios de Economía [ISSN:] 0718-5286 [Volume:] 45 [Year:] 2018 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 251-269
Abstract: 
This paper studies the impact of non-refundable grants (NRG) of the Argentinean Technological Fund (FONTAR) on firms' innovative efforts and performance. We use a panel database of 954 firms that applied for public support to innovate during the period 2007-2013. Using a difference-in-differences approach, our results show that the NRG have a positive effect on firms' innovative intensity, considering both the innovation activities to sales ratio and R&D to sales ratio. These remain robust to alternative definitions of control group and the outcome variable. Analysis of heterogeneous effects reveals that the impact was exclusively concentrated on small and young firms.
Subjects: 
Innovation
impact evaluation
Argentina
JEL: 
O32
038
C23
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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