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Olivier Brossard and Inès Moussa
''The French cluster policy put to the test with differences-in-differences estimates''
( 2014, Vol. 34 No.1 )
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.
Keywords: Innovation Cluster policies Differences-in-differences R&D Patents
JEL: R1 - General Regional Economics (includes Regional Data)
Manuscript Received : Sep 26 2013 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 31 2014

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