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An Exploration of Local R&D Spillovers in France

Jacques Mairesse, Benoit Mulkay

NBER Working Paper No. 14552
Issued in December 2008
NBER Program(s):   PR

This paper is an attempt to assess the existence and magnitude of local research spillovers in France. We rely on the model of an extended production function (Cobb-Douglas and Translog) with both local and neighborhood R&D capital stocks. We estimate this model on 312 employment areas as of 1999, first for the whole economy, then separately for five large manufacturing industries. The estimated elasticities of productivity with respect to R&D capital are significant and plausible, both within own-area and across neighboring areas as well as within own-industry, but they are weaker across different industries.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w14552

Published: Jacques Mairesse & BenoƮt Mulkay, 2007. "An Exploration of Local R&D Spillovers in France," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ADRES, issue 87-88, pages 08, Juillet-D. citation courtesy of

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