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  • External End Users And Firm Innovation Performance

    White Papers // Mar 2011 // provided by KOF

    Research about users as a source of innovation has been largely restricted to case studies exploring specific innovation projects at the firm level. This paper assesses empirically the relationship between external end users' knowledge as an input factor to innovation and firms' innovation success. The results strongly support the hypotheses: ...

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  • Inflation Perceptions And Expectations In Sweden - Are Media Reports The 'Missing Link'

    White Papers // Feb 2011 // provided by KOF

    Using quantitative survey data from the Swedish Consumer Tendency Survey as well as a unique data set on media reports about inflation, the authors analyze the formation process of inflation perceptions and expectations as well as interrelations between the variables. Throughout the analysis, the role of media reports about inflation ...

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  • The Global Production Frontier Of Universities

    White Papers // Feb 2011 // provided by KOF

    This paper provides first micro-level evidence of the global university production frontier, allowing to estimate technical efficiencies of 273 top research universities across 29 countries between 2007 and 2009. Exploiting comparable international data improves the estimation of the production technology, allows to assess the distance of individual countries to the ...

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  • Competition And R&D Cooperation With Universities And Competitors

    White Papers // Feb 2011 // provided by KOF

    This paper analyzes the relationship between competition and R&D cooperation with universities and competitors. The simple model predicts that more competitors reduce the incentives for horizontal cooperation as it diminishes the gains from "Collusion". Assuming that the value of synergies and spillovers created by cooperation depends on competition intensity reveals ...

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  • Measuring Regional Inequality

    White Papers // Jul 2010 // provided by KOF

    The authors suggest to use Internet car sale price advertisements for measuring economic inequality between and within German regions. The estimates of regional income levels and Gini indices based on advertisements are highly, positively correlated with the official figures. This implies that the observed car prices can serve as a ...

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