London School of Economics
London WC2A 2AE UK
Institutional Affiliation: London School of Economics
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|February 2012||The Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy|
with Chiara Criscuolo, Ralf Martin, John Van Reenen: w17842
Business support policies designed to raise productivity and employment are common worldwide, but rigorous micro-econometric evaluation of their causal effects is rare. We exploit multiple changes in the area-specific eligibility criteria for a major program to support manufacturing jobs ("Regional Selective Assistance"). Area eligibility is governed by pan-European state aid rules which change every seven years and we use these rule changes to construct instrumental variables for program participation. We match two decades of UK panel data on the population of firms to all program participants. IV estimates find positive program treatment effect on employment, investment and net entry but not on TFP. OLS underestimates program effects because the policy targets underperforming plants and ...
Published: Chiara Criscuolo & Ralf Martin & Henry G. Overman & John Van Reenen, 2019. "Some Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy," American Economic Review, vol 109(1), pages 48-85.
|February 2010||Labor Pooling as a Source of Agglomeration: An Empirical Investigation|
with Diego Puga
in Agglomeration Economics, Edward L. Glaeser, editor