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Framework Conditions, Innovation and Productivity in European Regions

  • Debora Revoltella
  • Andrea BrasiliEmail author
  • Rocco L. Bubbico
  • Annamária Tüske
  • Christoph Weiss
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Abstract

This paper uses regional structural indicators and firm-level data of the EIB Investment Survey to show that framework conditions and firm innovation inputs affect innovation performance and regional productivity growth. We argue that, in addition to more R&D investments and access to higher levels of human capital, improvements in the regional business environment—including the quality of institutions and infrastructure—can help firms close the gap with the technological frontier and support the economic development of European regions.

Keywords

EU regions Innovation Patents Framework conditions Regional productivity 

JEL Classification

E22 O31 O38 R11 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the anonymous referees for their helpful comments and feedback.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentEuropean Investment BankLuxembourgLuxembourg

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