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23. April 2019
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The Causal Effects of R&D subsidies Revisited: Instrumental variable approach

Ein Vortrag von Oleg Sidorkin (IOS Regensburg) im Rahmen der Seminarreihe des AB Ökonomie am IOS.
Datum: 23. April 2019
Zeit: 13.30 Uhr
Ort: Leibniz-Institut für Ost-und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS), Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 109)

We study heterogeneous effects of research and development (R&D) subsidies on applications for intellectual property rights using a unique dataset on the evaluation of grant applications in the Czech Republic over 2011-2014. We exploit variation in the leniency of randomly assigned experts, who evaluate grant applications, to give higher or lower scores as a novel instrumental variable. As a result, we show that R&D subsidies have strong positive short-term effects on propensity to apply for patents and the number of patent applications. We also study whether public subsidies provide incentives to apply for intellectual property rights of inferior quality for reporting purposes, and partially confirm this hypothesis. The main findings are driven to a large extent by firms with higher prior research intensity.