Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71485
Authors: 
Abramovsky, Laura
Harrison, Rupert
Simpson, Helen
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) 07/02
Abstract: 
We investigate the relationship between the location of private sector R&D labs and university research departments in Great Britain. We combine establishment-level data on R&D activity with information on levels and changes in research quality from the Research Assessment Exercise. The strongest evidence for co-location is for pharmaceuticals R&D, which is disproportionately located near to relevant university research, particularly 5 or 5* rated chemistry departments. This relationship is stronger for foreign-owned labs, consistent with multinationals sourcing technology internationally. We also find some evidence for co-location with lower rated research departments in industries such as machinery and communications equipment. – Innovation ; Geography ; Spillovers ; Public Research
JEL: 
O3
R11
R13
I23
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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