Quotation Szücs, Florian. 2018. Research subsidies, industry–university cooperation and innovation. Research Policy (RP). 47 (7), 1256-1266.




We evaluate the impact of the EC's Seventh Framework Programme, a large-scale research subsidy programme, on the innovation activities of subsidized firms, with a particular regard to industry–university partnerships. Using matching and difference-in-difference estimation, we find a positive effect on a range of innovation indicators. The number of project participants in general and university participants in particular positively affect performance, suggesting knowledge spillovers between project members. Research centres, on the other hand, do not exert positive externalities. We also find that the benefits of collaborating with universities are amplified by their academic quality.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Research Policy (RP)
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, STRAT-A, VW-B, WH-A
Language English
Title Research subsidies, industry–university cooperation and innovation
Volume 47
Number 7
Year 2018
Page from 1256
Page to 1266
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048733318300908?via%3Dihub
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.04.009
Open Access N
JEL D22; O30; O38


Szücs, Florian (Details)
Department of Economics DP (Details)
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