Are firms that received R&D subsidies more innovative?

C. Berube, P. Mohnen

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Enthis link goes to a english sectionesthis link goes to a spanish sectionabstract this paper looks at the effectiveness of r&d grants for canadian plants that already benefit from r&d tax credits. Using a non-parametric matching estimator and data from the 2005 survey of innovation from statistics canada, we find that firms that benefited from both policy measures introduced more new products than their counterparts that only benefited from r&d tax incentives. They also made more world-first product innovations and were more successful in commercializing their innovations. The paper gives also a detailed step-by-step explanation of how to apply the non-parametric matching technique.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-225
Number of pages19
JournalCanadian Journal of Economics-Revue Canadienne d'Economique
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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