Gumbau-Albert, Mercedes and Maudos, Joaquin (2009): Patents, technological inputs and spillovers among regions. Published in: Applied Economics , Vol. 41, No. 12 (2009): pp. 1473-1486.
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This paper analyses the importance of different technological inputs (R&D and human capital) and different spillovers in explaining the differences in patenting among Spanish regions in the period 1986-2003. The analysis is based on the estimation of a knowledge production function. A region’s own R&D activities and human capital are observed to have a positive significant effect on innovation output, measured by the number of patents. R&D spillovers weighted by the distance and the volume of trade flows between regions cause positive effects on a region’s patents. However, distance matters more than the intensity of trade flows and the R&D spillover effects between regions are bounded: spillovers from closer regions perform better than spillovers from distant regions. On the opposite side, human capital spillovers do not cause any effect outside the region itself.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Patents, technological inputs and spillovers among regions|
|Keywords:||patents, R&D, human capital, spillovers|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
|Depositing User:||Joaquin Maudos|
|Date Deposited:||17. May 2009 00:25|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 00:13|
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