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Spillovers in space: does geography matter?

Lychagin, Sergey and Slade, Margaret E. (2010) Spillovers in space: does geography matter? CEP Discussion Papers (CEPDP0991). London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK.

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We simultaneously assess the contributions to productivity of three sources of research anddevelopment spillovers: geographic, technology and product - market proximity. To do this,we construct a new measure of geographic proximity that is based on the distribution of afirm's inventor locations rather than its headquarters, and we report both parametric and semiparametric estimates of our geographic-distance functions. We find that: i) Geographicspace matters even after conditioning on horizontal and technological spillovers; ii)Technological proximity matters; iii) Product-market proximity is less important; iv)Locations of researchers are more important than headquarters but both have explanatory power; and v) Geographic markets are very local.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2010 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 12:34
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:17

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