The Job Creation Effect of R&D Expenditures


  • IZA Discussion Papers


  • In this study we use a unique database covering 25 manufacturing and service sectors for 16 European countries over the period 1996-2005, for a total of 2,295 observations, and apply GMM-SYS panel estimations of a demand-for-labour equation augmented with technology. We find that R&D expenditures have a job-creating effect, in accordance with the previous theoretical and empirical literature discussed in the paper. Interestingly enough, the labour-friendly nature of R&D emerges in both the flow and the stock specifications. These findings provide further justification for the European Lisbon-Barcelona targets.

fecha de publicación

  • 2010-01

Enfoque geográfico

Líneas de investigación

  • Barcelona
  • Corporate R&D
  • Employment
  • Lisboa
  • Product Innovation
  • Technological Change


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