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Framework Conditions, Innovation and Productivity in European Regions

Debora Revoltella, Andrea Brasili (), Rocco L. Bubbico, Annamária Tüske and Christoph Weiss
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Debora Revoltella: European Investment Bank
Andrea Brasili: European Investment Bank
Rocco L. Bubbico: European Investment Bank
Annamária Tüske: European Investment Bank

Comparative Economic Studies, 2019, vol. 61, issue 2, No 4, 235-259

Abstract: Abstract This paper uses regional structural indicators and firm-level data of the EIB Investment Survey to show that framework conditions and firm innovation inputs affect innovation performance and regional productivity growth. We argue that, in addition to more R&D investments and access to higher levels of human capital, improvements in the regional business environment—including the quality of institutions and infrastructure—can help firms close the gap with the technological frontier and support the economic development of European regions.

Keywords: EU regions; Innovation; Patents; Framework conditions; Regional productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E22 O31 O38 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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