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Spillovers in Space: Does Geography Matter?

Sergey Lychagin, Joris Pinkse, Margaret E. Slade, John Van Reenen

NBER Working Paper No. 16188
Issued in July 2010
NBER Program(s):IO, PR

We simultaneously assess the contributions to productivity of three sources of research and development spillovers: geographic, technology and product-market proximity. To do this, we construct a new measure of geographic proximity that is based on the distribution of a firm's inventor locations rather than its headquarters, and we report both parametric and semiparametric estimates of our geographic- distance functions. We find that: i) Geographic space matters even after conditioning on horizontal and technological spillovers; ii) Technological proximity matters; iii) Product-market proximity is less important; iv) Locations of researchers are more important than headquarters but both have explanatory power; and v) Geographic markets are very local.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w16188

Published: Sergey Lychagin & Joris Pinkse & Margaret E. Slade & John Van Reenen, 2016. "Spillovers in Space: Does Geography Matter?," The Journal of Industrial Economics, vol 64(2), pages 295-335. citation courtesy of

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