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Sure, but Who has the Energy? The Importance of Location for Knowledge Transfer in the Energy Sector

Colorado College Working Paper 2011-14

25 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2011 Last revised: 28 Mar 2015

Jeff Moore

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Daniel K. N. Johnson

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Kristina M. Lybecker

Colorado College - Department of Economics & Business

Date Written: November 1, 2011

Abstract

Using over 250,000 U.S. patent citations, we test whether knowledge transfers in the energy sector are sensitive to distance, and whether that sensitivity has changed over time. Controlling for self-citation by inventor, assignee and examiner, multivariate regression analysis shows that physical distance is becoming less important for spillovers with time.

Keywords: energy, patent, citation, spillover, distance

JEL Classification: L6, N9, O3, R1

Suggested Citation

Moore, Jeff and Johnson, Daniel K. N. and Lybecker, Kristina M., Sure, but Who has the Energy? The Importance of Location for Knowledge Transfer in the Energy Sector (November 1, 2011). Colorado College Working Paper 2011-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1970437 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1970437

Jeff Moore

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )

14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

Daniel Kent Neil Johnson (Contact Author)

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )

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Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
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Kristina M. Lybecker

Colorado College - Department of Economics & Business ( email )

14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
719-389-6445 (Phone)
719-389-6927 (Fax)

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