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No 55:
Regional Specialization and Universities: The New Verus the Old

Pontus Braunerhjelm ()

Abstract: This paper analyzes the impact universities have on regional development and as to whether a difference can be detected between the influence of the old and new universities. To achieve this end a unique dataset on the researchersí view regarding the universities role in commer-cialization, distinguishing between new universities (established around 1970) and old univer-sities (established in the 15th and 17th century), is initially utilized. In the subsequent stage spatially disaggregated data is implemented in a two-step Heckman regression analysis to ex-amine whether a relationship exists between the universities research specialization and re-gional production specialization 1975 to 1999. The results reveal that there are considerable differences across universities, albeit primarily unrelated to the age of the universities. Fi-nally, the impact of universities on regional productivity in knowledge-based industries is ex-amined.

Keywords: Universities; norms; regional development; policies.; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: J24; O31; O57; (follow links to similar papers)

43 pages, March 28, 2006

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Braunerhjelm, Pontus, (2008), 'Regional Specialization and Universities: The New Verus the Old', Industry and Innovation, pages 253-275



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