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Replication data for: Some Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy

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  • Criscuolo, Chiara
  • Martin, Ralf
  • Overman, Henry G.
  • Van Reenen, John
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  • Abstract

    We exploit changes in the area-specific eligibility criteria for a program to support jobs through investment subsidies. European rules determine whether an area is eligible for subsidies, and we construct instrumental variables for area eligibility based on parameters of these rule changes. Areas eligible for higher subsidies significantly increased jobs and reduced unemployment. A ten-percentage point increase in the maximum investment subsidy stimulates a 10% increase in manufacturing employment. This effect exists solely for small firms: large companies accept subsidies without increasing activity. There are positive effects on investment and employment for incumbent firms but not Total Factor Productivity.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20160034 (Text)
  • Criscuolo, Chiara, Ralf Martin, Henry G. Overman, and John Van Reenen. “Some Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy.” American Economic Review 109, no. 1 (January 2019): 48–85.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20160034 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-26 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Criscuolo, Chiara; Martin, Ralf; Overman, Henry G.; Van Reenen, John (2019): Replication data for: Some Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.