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Björn Alecke
GermanHumanitiesEconomicsPolitical scienceRegional policy
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#1Timo Mitze (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 10
#2Björn AleckeH-Index: 7
Last. Gerhard Untiedt (TUC: Clausthal University of Technology)H-Index: 10
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We examine the empirical link between collaborative R&D strategies and the research and innovation performance of small- and medium-sized enterprises in peripheral locations. Using a survey of German firms combined with time series information on patent applications obtained from the European Patent Office, we apply a comparison-group approach and estimate different “treatment effect” models to assess the notion of causality underlying this relationship. Besides accounting for observed and unobs...
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#1Timo Mitze (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 10
#2Alfredo R. Paloyo (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 8
Last. Björn AleckeH-Index: 7
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In this article, we apply recent advances in quasi-experimental estimation methods to analyze the effectiveness of Germany’s large-scale regional policy instrument, the joint Federal Government/State Programme “Gemeinschaftsaufgabe Verbesserung der regionalen Wirtschaftsstruktur†(GRW), which is a means to foster labor-productivity growth in lagging regions. In particular, adopting binary and generalized propensity-score matching methods, our results indicate that the GRW can be generally c...
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#1Timo Mitze (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 10
#2Claudia Burgard (RWI Essen)H-Index: 2
Last. Björn AleckeH-Index: 7
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#1Björn AleckeH-Index: 7
#2Timo MitzeH-Index: 10
Last. Gerhard UntiedtH-Index: 10
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Private investment subsidies are a key instrument for regional policy making to foster the economic development in lagging regions. In this paper, we analyze their effect on labor productivity growth for German labor market regions for the period from 1994 to 2006. A spatially augmented multiplicative interaction model based on neoclassical growth theory is used, which allows us to assess the marginal effect of regional policy proxied by overall payments of the main German regional development p...
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#1Timo MitzeH-Index: 10
#2Alfredo R. Paloyo (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 8
Last. Björn AleckeH-Index: 7
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Applied econometrics has recently emphasized the identification of causal parameters for policy analysis. This revolution has yet to fully propagate to the field of regional science. We examine the scope for application of the matching approach – part of the modern applied econometrics toolkit – in regional science and highlight special features of regional data that make such an application difficult. In particular, our analysis of the effect of regional subsidies on labor-productivity growth i...
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In this paper, we analyse the role played by intersectoral R&D-spillovers in determining sectoral productivity growth patterns. Based on panel data for 12 OECD countries throughout the period 1980-2004, our empirical approach builds upon the estimation of so-called "Griliches-Type" production functions, which are prominently driven by knowledge capital stocks. Our results identify positive and statistically significant private as well as social returns to R&D activity. Thereby, both the manufact...
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#1Björn AleckeH-Index: 7
#2Bernhard LagemanH-Index: 5
Last. Michael RothgangH-Index: 6
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#1Björn AleckeH-Index: 7
#2Marija BreitfussH-Index: 1
Last. Michael RothgangH-Index: 6
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Die vorliegende Studie setzt sich mit der Frage auseinander, inwieweit die heute in der Forschungs- und Innovationspolitik (F&I-Politik) Deutschlands vorzufindende Arbeitsteilung der Gebietskorperschaften der Erreichung der Ziele dieser Politik forderlich bzw. abtraglich ist. Sie orientiert sich hierbei an normativen Effizienzkriterien, die auf Basis der Wohlfahrtsokonomik, insbesondere der okonomischen Theorie des Foderalismus entwickelt werden, und wendet diese Kriterien auf empirische Fallunt...
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#1Björn AleckeH-Index: 7
#2Timo MitzeH-Index: 10
Last. Gerhard UntiedtH-Index: 10
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#1Janina Reinkowski (CES: Center for Economic Studies)H-Index: 1
#2Björn AleckeH-Index: 7
Last. Gerhard UntiedtH-Index: 10
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This paper analyses the impact of public subsidies on private sector research and development (R&D) activity for East German firms. Using propensity score matching, our empirical results indicate that subsidized firms indeed show a higher level of R&D intensity and a higher probability for patent application compared to non-subsidized firms for our sample year 2003. On average we find an increase in the R&D intensity of about 3.7 percentage points relative to non-subsidized firms. The probabilit...
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