Innovation across cities

Soo, Kwok Tong (2015) Innovation across cities. Working Paper. Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Abstract

This paper examines the distribution of patenting activity across cities in the OECD, using a sample of 218 cities from 2000 to 2008. We obtain three main results. First, patenting activity is more concentrated than population and GDP. Second, patenting activity is less persistent than population and GDP. Third, patenting exhibits mean-reversion, and is positively associated with GDP, the fragmentation of local government, and population density. Our results suggest that policymakers can influence the amount of innovative activity through the use of appropriate policies.

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03 Dec 2015 09:12
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