Spillovers in Space : Does Geography Matter ?

  title={Spillovers in Space : Does Geography Matter ?},
  author={Sergey Lychagin and Joris Pinkse and Margaret E. Slade and John Van Reenen},
Using US firm level panel data we simultaneously assess the contributions to productivity of three potential sources of research and development spillovers: geographic, technological, and product market (“horizontal”). To do so, we construct new measures of geographic proximity based on the distribution of a firm’s inventor locations as well as its headquarters. We find that geographic location is important for productivity, perhaps dominating other spillover mechanisms, and that both intra… CONTINUE READING
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