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Using Innovations Surveys for Econometric Analysis

Jacques Mairesse, Pierre Mohnen

NBER Working Paper No. 15857
Issued in April 2010
NBER Program(s):   PR

After presenting the history, the evolution and the content of innovation surveys, we discuss the characteristics of the data they contain and the challenge they pose to the analyst and the econometrician. We document the two uses that have been made of these data: the construction of scoreboards for monitoring innovation and the scholarly analysis of various issue related to innovation. In particular we review the questions examined and the results obtained regarding the determinants, the effects, the complementarities, and the dynamics of innovation. We conclude by suggesting ways to improve the data collection and their econometric analysis.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w15857

Published: Mairesse, Jacques & Pierre Mohnen, 2010, Using innovation surveys for econometric analysis, in: Hall, B. H. and Rosenberg, N. (eds), Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1130-1155

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