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Replication data for: Does the Technological Content of Government Demand Matter for Private R&D? Evidence from US States

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Slavtchev, Viktor
  • Wiederhold, Simon
Publication Date
2015-12-31
Description
  • Abstract

    Governments purchase everything from airplanes to zucchini. This paper investigates the role of the technological content of government procurement in innovation. In a theoretical model, we first show that a shift in the composition of public purchases toward high-tech products translates into higher economy-wide returns to innovation, leading to an increase in the aggregate level of private R&D. Using unique data on federal procurement in US states and performing panel fixed-effects estimations, we find support for the model's prediction of a positive R&D effect of the technological content of government procurement. Instrumental-variable estimations suggest a causal interpretation of our findings. (JEL H57, H76, O31, O32, O38)
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/mac.20130069 (Text)
Publications
  • Slavtchev, Viktor, and Simon Wiederhold. “Does the Technological Content of Government Demand Matter for Private R&D? Evidence from US States.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 8, no. 2 (April 2016): 45–84. https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.20130069.
    • ID: 10.1257/mac.20130069 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Slavtchev, Viktor; Wiederhold, Simon (2015): Replication data for: Does the Technological Content of Government Demand Matter for Private R&D? Evidence from US States. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114064V1