A territorial approach to R&D subsidies : Empirical evidence for Catalonian firms
Segarra Blasco, Agustí, 1958- (Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Departament d'Economia)
Teruel Carrizosa, Mercedes (Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Departament d'Economia)
Bové Sans, Miquel Àngel (Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Departament d'Economia)
Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)

Publicación: Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP) 2014
Descripción: 39 p.
Resumen: Using a database of 2,263 responses to R&D public calls in Catalonia, during the period 2007–2010, this paper proceeds to analyse the potential interaction of the territorial and policy dimensions with the propensity to apply for, and be awarded, a public R&D subsidy. Controlling for characteristics at the firm and project level, we estimate models using a twostep procedure. In the first step, our results suggest that large firms which export and which belong to high-tech manufactures are more likely to participate in a public R&D call. Furthermore, both urban location and past experience of such calls have a positive effect. Our territorial proxy of information spillovers shows a positive sign, but this is only significant at intra-industry level. Membership of one of the sectors prioritized by the Catalan government, perhaps surprisingly, does not have a significant impact. In the second step, our results show that cooperative projects, SMEs or old firms shows a positive effect on the probability of obtaining a public subsidy. Finally, the cluster policy does not show a clear relationship with the public R&D call, suggesting that cluster policies and R&D subsidies follow different goals. Our results are in line with previous results in the literature, but they highlight the unequal territorial distribution of the firms which apply and the fact that policymakers should interlink the decision criteria for their public call with other policies.
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Lengua: Anglès.
Colección: Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP): Documents de treball de la Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)
Colección: XREAP ; 2014-07
Documento: workingPaper
Materia: Recerca industrial ; Subvencions ; Empreses ; Localització industrial ; Sistemes productius locals ; Catalunya ; Industrial research ; Subsidies ; Enterprises ; Industrial location ; Industrial clusters ; Catalonia

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