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The effects of public R&D subsidies on firms' innovation activities: the case of Eastern Germany

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This study analyzes the effects of public R&D policy schemes on the innovation activities of firms located in Eastern Germany. The main question in this context is whether public funds stimulate R&D activities or simply crowd out privately financed R&D. Empirically, we investigate the average causal effects of all public R&D schemes in Eastern Germany using a non?parametric matching approach. Compared to the case where no public financial means are provided, it turns out that firms increase their innovation activities by about four percentage points.

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Matthias Almus, Dirk Czarnitzki

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24429

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