Can Grants to Consortia Spur Innovation and Science-Industry Collaboration? Regression-Discontinuity Evidence from Poland

44 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2017

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Miriam Bruhn

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

David J. McKenzie

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Date Written: January 2017

Abstract

We use regression discontinuity to measure the impact of funding from Poland's In-Tech program on innovation activities carried out by consortia of firms and research entities. A detailed follow-up survey of applicants enables us to measure a wider variety of outcomes than typically used in the literature. We find the grants increase the probability of a project being completed by almost 60 percentage points, lead to more science-industry collaboration, and increase the probability of patents and publications related to the proposed project. We also find early effects on commercialization of products related to the proposed project.

Keywords: innovation, R&D, regression discontinuity design, science-industry collaboration

JEL Classification: H25, O31, O38

Suggested Citation

Bruhn, Miriam and McKenzie, David John, Can Grants to Consortia Spur Innovation and Science-Industry Collaboration? Regression-Discontinuity Evidence from Poland (January 2017). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11765, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2900182

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