Specialization of Regions and Universities The New Versus the Old
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
This paper analyzes whether there is a correspondence between a university’s research spe-cialization and industrial specialization in the region hosting the university, and to what extent universities influences regional productivity. Moreover, the analysis seeks to answer if a dif-ference can be detected between the influences of old and new universities on regional per-formance. To achieve this end we utilize a unique dataset on spatially disaggregated data for Sweden in the period 1975-1999. A two-step Heckman regression analysis is implemented to examine whether the universities research specialization match regional specialization in pro-duction as compared to the average region. The results suggest a correspondence in speciali-zation, as well as positive productivity effects. However, there are also considerable differ-ences across regions, albeit primarily unrelated to the age of the universities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CESIS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology , 2007. , 43 p.
CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, 101
Universities, norms, regional specialization, policies.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72323OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-72323DiVA: diva2:487474
QC 201202082012-02-082012-01-312012-02-08Bibliographically approved