The Impact of Neighborhood Homeownership Rates: A Review of The
Theoretical and Empirical Literature

40 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2003 Last revised: 23 Jan 2016

Donald R. Haurin

Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics

Robert D. Dietz

National Association of Home Builders

Bruce A. Weinberg

Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: September 1, 2003

Abstract

Patent citation data are used in a growing body of economics and business research on technological diffusion. Research in this area uses backward citations to measure technological knowledge acquired by the patenting entities studied. Forward citations (citations to the firm's patents made by other patents) have been interpreted as a measure of the knowledge diffusing outward from the patenting entity. Until now, there exists little evidence on whether or not patent citations are a good measure of knowledge flows. Our paper assesses the legitimacy of using European patent citations as a measure of technology flows. It uses information from the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) collected by the French Service des Statistiques Industrielles (SESSI), which contain firms' responses to questions about their innovative activity. We show that patent citations are indeed related to firms' statements about their acquisition and dispersion of new technology, but that the strength and statistical significance of this relationship varies across geographical regions and across channels of knowledge diffusion.

Keywords: patent, citation, Community Innovation Survey, innovation, spillovers, count data

JEL Classification: O34, C35

Suggested Citation

Haurin, Donald R. and Dietz, Robert D. and Weinberg, Bruce A., The Impact of Neighborhood Homeownership Rates: A Review of The Theoretical and Empirical Literature (September 1, 2003). Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 14, No. 5, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=452000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.452000

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