2020

Evaluation Criteria Versus Firm Characteristics as Determinants of Public R&D Funding

Reprint No. 2020:87

Author(s): Martin Falk and Roger SvenssonYear: 2020 Title: Science and Public Policy Volume (No.): 47 (4) Pages: 525–535
Online article (restrictions may apply)
Preliminary version


This study provides new empirical evidence regarding the relevance of evaluation criteria and firm characteristics for public R&D funding decisions. The database used contains both accepted and rejected R&D project proposals, project evaluation scores, and several firm characteristics. The probit estimations show that proposals with high scores on innovative content, spillover, and knowledge gain are significantly more likely to be approved and that most firm-level characteristics are not significant, except for firm size. For example, good or very good assessments of innovative content raise the acceptance probability by between 18 and 37 percentage points, respectively. Small firms are more likely to receive a grant.


Reference:
Falk, Martin and Roger Svensson (2020), "Evaluation Criteria Versus Firm Characteristics as Determinants of Public R&D Funding". Science and Public Policy 47(4), 525–535.

Roger Svensson

Contact

Ph: +46 8 665 4549
Mob: +46 70 491 0166
roger.svensson@ifn.se

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State

9783030350048_200x_the-european-union-and-the-return-of-the-nation-state.jpg

This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

About the book

Events

Seminars organized by IFN

 

To present ongoing research informal brown-bag seminars are held on Mondays at 11:30 am. This is an opportunity for IFN researchers to test ideas and results.

Academically oriented seminars are most of the time held on Wednesdays at 10 am. At these events researchers from IFN and other institutions present their research.

In addition, IFN organizes seminars open to the public. Topics for these are derived from the IFN research.

Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Grevgatan 34 - 2 fl, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden | Phone: +46-(0)8-665 45 00 | info@ifn.se