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The underlying objective of present science and technology policies is to stimulate innovative activities as a means of fostering economic growth and strengthening competitiveness. To this end, public authorities are incorporating evaluation into their research programmes. Among the problems the evaluation must tackle is that of the economic impact of R&D programmes and its quantification. The purpose of this research was to shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative methods and econometric techniques, their uses and their value in the process of evaluation. An overview is given of the main methods currently used and the economic analysis of technical change is discussed. The issue of the quantitative measure of the economic impact of government financing is also considered.

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Authors: CAPRON H, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14864 EN (1993) 242 pp., FS, ECU 26.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5646-2
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