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Does Innovation Stimulate Employment? A Firm-Level Analysis Using Comparable Micro-Data from Four European Countries

Rupert Harrison, Jordi Jaumandreu, Jacques Mairesse, Bettina Peters

NBER Working Paper No. 14216
Issued in August 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors thank the respective statistical offices for access to the data. We are grateful for comments by Manuel Arellano, Steve Bond, Bronwyn Hall, Daniele Paserman, Alessandro Sembenelli, Luc Soete, Manuel Trajtenberg, John Van Reenen, Marian Vidal-Fernandez, two referees, and the participants at the seminars where preliminary versions of the paper have been discussed. This research has benefited from joint work with the rest of the IEEF team: Laura Abramovsky, Rachel Griffith, Elena Huergo, Norbert Janz, Elizabeth Kremp, Alberto Lopez, Pierre Mohnen, Tobias Schmidt and Helen Simpson. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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