This paper looks at the factors surrounding investment in intangible assets such as research and intellectual property, which are vital for productivity and economic growth.


Anna Thum-Thysen, Peter Voigt, Benat Bilbao-Osorio, Christoph Maier, Diana Ognyanova

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Discussion Paper 047. May 2017. Brussels. PDF. 60pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.

KC-BD-17-047-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-64885-4 (online)
ISSN 2443-8022 (online)
doi:10.2765/71516 (online)

JEL classification: E01, E22, O34, O4


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