An Exploration of Local R&D Spillovers in France

40 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2009 Last revised: 3 Oct 2010

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Jacques Mairesse

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); Maastricht University - United Nations and Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Benoit Mulkay

Université Montpellier I - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 2008

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to assess the existence and magnitude of local research spillovers in France. We rely on the model of an extended production function (Cobb-Douglas and Translog) with both local and neighborhood R&D capital stocks. We estimate this model on 312 employment areas as of 1999, first for the whole economy, then separately for five large manufacturing industries. The estimated elasticities of productivity with respect to R&D capital are significant and plausible, both within own-area and across neighboring areas as well as within own-industry, but they are weaker across different industries.

Suggested Citation

Mairesse, Jacques and Mulkay, Benoit, An Exploration of Local R&D Spillovers in France (December 2008). NBER Working Paper No. w14552. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1327225

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