DIW Berlin: Topic Research and Development

Topic Research and Development

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DIW Economic Bulletin 22/23 / 2016

Medium-Sized Foreign-Owned German Enterprises Heavily Involved in R&D

In Germany, the share of private investment in research and development (R&D) by foreign-owned companies from the beginning of the millennium to 2011 remained virtually unchanged at around one-quarter. From 2011 to 2013, this share fell slightly, and for the first time since the mid-1990s also the absolute amount decreased. Growth in domestic firms, however, was so high that there was an increase

2016| Heike Belitz, Alexander Eickelpasch
DIW Economic Bulletin 8 / 2016

Support for Private Research and Development in OECD Countries on the Rise but Increasingly Inefficient

The majority of OECD member states promote companies’ research and development (R&D) activities by providing project funding. Recently, in many countries, tax incentives have also begun to play an increasingly important role. The present study examines the level of R&D support in 18 OECD countries and explores how efficient the system of funding actually is. The main findings show that in the

2016| Heike Belitz
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Financing Patterns of R&D in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Perception of Innovation Barriers in Germany

We analyze the role public support plays in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) R&D financing as well as these firms’ assessments of financing conditions in the context of other framework conditions for innovation. Using the sample of 2,708 German SMEs that participated in public R&D promotion programs during 2005–10, we identify four unique types of R&D financing. Firms are generally

In: Science & Public Policy 43 (2016), 2, S. 245-261 | Heike Belitz, Anna Lejpras
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International Knowledge Spillovers through High-Tech Imports and R&D of Foreign-Owned Firms

The international transmission of knowledge through import spillovers, as a source of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth, has received much attention in the literature. We investigate two additional direct channels through which R&D disseminates: the import of high-technology goods and the internationalization of business R&D. Building on an extensive data-set, covering both developing and

In: The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development 25 (2016), 4, S. 590-613 | Heike Belitz, Florian Mölders
Press Release

German industry is spending more money on research and development than ever before

Manufacturing companies increased their expenditures by more than a fifth between 2010 and 2013 – research-intensive and large companies primarily responsible for the increase – development more dynamic in Germany than in other European countries In 2013, industrial companies in Germany spent a total of 57.2 billion EUR on research and development (R&D). This corresponds to an

Research Project

Evaluation of "Zwanzig20 - Partnerschaft für Innovation"

Current Project| Firms and Markets
Berlin IO Day

The 4th Berlin IO Day

The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and WZB which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring. The aim is to create an international forum for high quality research in Industrial Organization in the

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Why Is TFP Growth Sectorally Concentrated?

Research shows that total factor productivity (TFP) growth is weak in European countries. This is inter alia attributed to the fact that substantial TFP growth is limited to a few industries. Because TFP growth is typically understood as technological progress, it is concluded that technology diffusion between sectors in Europe is hampered. We use EU KLEMS data sets to decompose sectoral TFP for

In: Applied Economics 47 (2015), 55, S. 5933-5944 | Alexander Schiersch, Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig
DIW Economic Bulletin 30/31 / 2015

Research and Development in Manufacturing: Companies Performing Better Than Ever

In 2008 and 2009, during the economic crisis, Germany’s industrial enterprises invested considerably less in research and development (R&D). From 2010 to 2013, investments increased markedly again by an annual growth rate of 6.8 percent. This increase can be partly traced back to the process of catching-up after the crisis. Considering the period 2008 to 2013 research expenditures increased by

2015| Alexander Eickelpasch
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