The Multilevel Innovation Policy Mix: Three Essays on State SBIR Matching Programs
Posted: 4 May 2015
Date Written: April 23, 2015
This three-essay dissertation analyzes the impact of U.S. state government R&D investments on small business innovation. Essay one identifies and classifies the portfolio of state programs designed to enhance the federal SBIR program. It includes an empirical assessment of antecedent factors associated with states adopting and maintaining an SBIR Match program. Essay two examines the efficacy of the SBIR State Match program and finds positive benefits for National Science Foundation participants. Essay three exploits policy discontinuities at state borders and estimates both the differential and marginal effect of the SBIR State Match program on securing follow on federal funding.
Keywords: R&D, SBIR, Multilevel Innovation Policy Mix, Small Business
JEL Classification: O32, O38
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