Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24692
Authors: 
Fier, Andreas
Ebersberger, Bernd
Czarnitzki, Dirk
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 04-37 [rev.]
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 R&D and 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 neither on R&D nor patenting, 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 R&D and 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
C14
C25
O38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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