Evaluating Effectiveness of Public Support to Business R&D in Turkey Through Concepts of Input and Output Additionality - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Abstract
It is the purpose of this paper to examine the impact of direct public support granted to business R&D not only on the R&D expenditures of enterprises (would the recipients of incentives have carried out the same amount of R&D expenditures even in the absence of subsidies?) but also on the output of R&D expenditures of these enterprises (would the recipients of R&D subsidies have recorded growth rates -or exported or hired people- to the same extent if they had not received these subsidies?) We will use enterprise-level data for the Turkish economy over the period 2003-2006 –a time span where a substantial increase occurred in funds aimed at supporting business R&D– and a semi-parametric matching technique to examine the effectiveness of R&D incentives given to private R&D as far as their effects on R&D expenditures (input additionality) and output of R&D activity (output additionality) is concerned.

Arabic Abstract:

الغرض من هذه الورقة هو دراسة أثر الدعم الحكومي المباشر الممنوح لقطاع الأعمال R & D، ليس فقط على نفقات البحث والتطوير للمؤسسات (وهل صرف المستفيدين من هذه الحوافز نفس الكمية من نفقات البحث والتطوير حتى في غياب الدعم؟) ولكن أيضا على الناتج من نفقات البحث والتطوير لهذه المشاريع (وهل سجل المستفيدين من إعانات R & D معدلات نمو أو تم استأجار الناس بنفس القدر إن لم تكن قد تلقت هذه المساعدات؟) سوف نستخدم بيانات على مستوى مؤسسة الاقتصاد التركي خلال الفترة 2003-2006، وهي الفترة الزمنية التي شهدت زيادة كبيرة في الصناديق التي تهدف إلى دعم أعمال البحث والتطوير وايضا التقنية الشبه بارامترية المطابقة لدراسة فعالية الحوافز الممنوحة R & D والتطوير بقدر آثارها على نفقات البحث والتطوير (المدخلات المضافة) والناتج من نشاط البحث والتطوير (المخرجات المضافة).

Vedat Sinan Tandogan


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Mehmet Teoman Pamukcu

Professor and Chair, Department of Science and Technology Policy Studies (TEKPOL), Middle East Technical University, Turkey


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