Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52533
Authors: 
Pijnenburg, Katharina
Kholodilin, Konstantin A.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1103
Abstract: 
We use a neoclassical production function to analyze the effects of knowledge spillovers via entrepreneurship on economic performance of 337 German districts. To take the spatial dependence structure of the data into account, we estimate a spatial Durbin model. We highlight the importance of the choice of the appropriate weight matrix. We find positive knowledge spillover effects via entrepreneurship within a certain region. Between regions, entrepreneurship as a vehicle by which knowledge spills over and contributes to economic performance depends largely on the choice of the weight matrix. We see this as evidence for regionally bounded knowledge spillover effects via entrepreneurship.
Subjects: 
entrepreneurship capital
regional output
spatial weight matrix
JEL: 
C21
M13
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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