The Effects of R&D Policy: Measurement and Results
This seminar will discuss the impact of policy schemes intended to foster R&D investments. Do they effectively lead to an increase in firms' R&D spending and innovative activities?
Several OECD countries, including Norway, have public policy schemes that intend to foster R&D investments carried out by business companies, such as R&D subsidies and tax incentives (e.g. the SkatteFUNN programme in Norway).
What is the impact of these policy schemes – do they effectively lead to an increase in firms’ R&D spending and innovative activities?
This seminar will discuss the status of research that evaluates the effectiveness of R&D policy. It will present an updated overview of a rapidly increasing research, with a focus on measurement and econometric issues, established results and new research directions.
Programme 09.00 - 11.30
- “Why do the effects of R&D tax incentives vary across industries? A meta-regression analysis”Fulvio Castellacci and Christine Mee Lie (NUPI)
- “Designing ex-post assessment of corporate R&D policies”Giovanni Cerulli (CERIS, Italian Research Council)