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Efficiency of public spending in support of R&D activities - Michele Cincera, Dirk Czarnitzki and Su

Michele Cincera (ULB, CEPR and JRC-IPTS),Dirk Czarnitzki (KUL & ZEW) and Susanne Thorwarth (KUL & ZEW)

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This study provides an empirical assessment of the level of efficiency of public R&D spending and public R&D support for private R&D

This study aims at assessing the level of efficiency of public R&D spending and public R&D support for private R&D and to compare efficiency scores among OECD countries, in particular EU Member states over the past two decades. The analysis rests on the concept of efficiency which is based on the relationship between public R&D spending and the additional R&D in the business sector induced by such measures.


JEL classification: E22, O31, O57
DOI:10.2765/33949

(European Economy. Economic Papers. 376. April 2009. 113pp. Tab. Graph. Ann. Bibliogr. )

KC-AI-09-376-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-11187-7 (online)
ISSN 1725-3187

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