Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24429
Authors: 
Almus, Matthias
Czarnitzki, Dirk
Year of Publication: 
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

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