Public R&D policies and cost behavior of the US manufacturing industries
ΣυγγραφέαςMamuneas, Theofanis P.
Nadiri, M. Ishaq
SourceJournal of Public Economics
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This paper estimates and evaluates the contribution of R&D tax incentives and publicly financed R&D investment policies in promoting the growth of output and privately funded R&D investment in US manufacturing industries. Publicly financed R&D induces cost savings but crowds out privately financed R&D investment, while the incremental R&D tax credit and immediate deductibility provision of R&D expenditures have a significant impact on privately financed R&D investment. The optimal mix of both instruments is an important element for sustaining a balanced growth in output and productivity in the manufacturing sector.