Jeffrey L. Jensen
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|March 2000||The Influence of Federal Laboratory R&D on Industrial Research|
with James D. Adams, Eric P. Chiang: w7612
Over the past 60 years the United States has created the world's largest system of government laboratories. The impact of the laboratories on the private economy has been little studied though their research accounts for 14% of total U.S. R&D, more than the R&D of all colleges and universities combined. In this paper we study the influence of federal laboratory R&D on industrial research using a sample of industrial laboratories. In head-to-head comparisons with alternative measures, we find that Cooperative Research and Development Agreements or CRADAs, are the primary channel by which federal laboratories increase the patenting and R&D of industrial laboratories. With a CRADA industrial laboratories patent more, spend more on company-financed R&D and spend more of their own money on f...
Published: Adams, James D., Eric P. Chiang and Jeffrey L. Jensen. "The Influence Of Federal Laboratory R&D On Industrial Research," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003, v85(4,Nov), 1003-1020. citation courtesy of