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The link between public support and private R&D effort : What is the optimal subsidy?
Duch Brown, Néstor (Universitat de Barcelona)
García Quevedo, José, 1963- (Universitat de Barcelona)
Montolio Estivill, Daniel (Universitat de Barcelona)
Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)

Publicació: Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP) 2011
Descripció: 45 p.
Col·lecció: XREAP ; 2011-09
Resum: The effectiveness of R&D subsidies can vary substantially depending on their characteristics. Specifically, the amount and intensity of such subsidies are crucial issues in the design of public schemes supporting private R&D. Public agencies determine the intensities of R&D subsidies for firms in line with their eligibility criteria, although assessing the effects of R&D projects accurately is far from straightforward. The main aim of this paper is to examine whether there is an optimal intensity for R&D subsidies through an analysis of their impact on private R&D effort. We examine the decisions of a public agency to grant subsidies taking into account not only the characteristics of the firms but also, as few previous studies have done to date, those of the R&D projects. In determining the optimal subsidy we use both parametric and nonparametric techniques. The results show a non-linear relationship between the percentage of subsidy received and the firms’ R&D effort. These results have implications for technology policy, particularly for the design of R&D subsidies that ensure enhanced effectiveness.
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Llengua: Anglès.
Document: workingPaper
Matèria: R&D ; Public subsidies ; Evaluation ; Government policy ; Subsidies ; Enterprises ; Industrial research ; Política pública ; Subvencions ; Empreses ; Recerca industrial

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