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Attenuation bias when measuring inventive performance

Thomas Zwick () and Katharina Frosch ()

No 16-014, ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Abstract: Most previous results on determinants of inventive performance are biased because inventive performance is measured with error. This measurement error causes attenuation bias. More specifically, for example age and education as drivers of patenting success have biased coefficients and too high standard errors when inventive performance is measured in short observation periods. The reason for measurement errors in inventive performance is that patents are typically applied for in waves.

Keywords: Measurement error; inventive performance; observation period (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C33 C52 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ecm, nep-hrm and nep-ino
Date: 2016
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