The French cluster policy put to the test with differences-in-differences estimates

Brossard, Olivier and Moussa, Inès (2014) The French cluster policy put to the test with differences-in-differences estimates. Economics Bulletin, 34 (1).

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Abstract

There is an abundant literature on innovative clusters but the incidence of cluster policies is hardly ever assessed. We assemble a panel of 94 French regions for 1997-2008 and use difference-in-differences regressions to evaluate the cluster policy that is being implemented in France since 2004-2005 in some of these regions. We obtain a positive, significant but rather small impact on patenting.

Item Type: Article
Date: 2014
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Innovation, Cluster, policies, Differences-in-differences, R&D, Patents
Subjects: C- GESTION > C6- Stratégie
Divisions: Laboratoire d'études et de recherches sur l'économie, les politiques et les systèmes sociaux - LEREPS
Site: IEP
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 09:45
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 16:22
URI: http://publications.sciencespo-toulouse.fr/id/eprint/14842

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