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R&D policy regimes in France: New evidence from a spatio-temporal analysis

Benjamin Montmartin, Marcos Herrera () and Nadine Massard ()
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Benjamin Montmartin: GREDEG - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UNS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis - UCA - Université Côte d'Azur

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Abstract: Using a unique database containing information on the amount of R&D tax credits and regional, national and European subsidies received by firms in French NUTS3 regions over the period 2001-2011, we provide new evidence on the efficiency of R&D policies taking into account spatial dependency across regions. By estimating a spatial Durbin model with regimes and fixed effects, we show that in a context of yardstick competition between regions, national subsidies are the only instrument that displays total leverage effect. For other instruments internal and external effects balance each other resulting in insignificant total effects. Structural breaks corresponding to tax credit reforms are also revealed.

Keywords: French policy mix; Additionality; spatial panel; structural breaks; R&D investment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-07
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