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Innovation, Knowledge and Regional Economic Performances: Regularities and Differences in the EU

Alessandro Sterlacchini ()

No 260, Working Papers from Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali

Abstract: This paper examines how the recent economic performance - jointly measured by the level and growth rate of per capita GDP - of 151 developed European regions has been affected by their innovation and knowledge base. A regression analysis is carried out by using as a main explanatory variable a composite indicator extracted from a comprehensive set of innovation and education variables. The above relationship is controlled for structural characteristics and allowed to vary across EU countries. The results point to a highly significant economic impact of innovation and knowledge which, however, is not homogeneous among countries and regions.

Keywords: innovation and knowledge; regional economic performance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O18 O33 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec, nep-geo, nep-ino and nep-ure
Date: 2006-05
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