Abstract:The paper uses microdata from the Brazilian Innovation Survey (PINTEC) to assess the effect of public procurement of innovation (PPI) on firms' private R&D expenditures. The PINTEC 2014 edition allows the identification of those firms that participated in PPI programs. Using this information, the paper builds a control sample through coarsened exact matching and tests the effect of PPI on firms private R&D to sales ratio. The results show that firms increase their R&D intensity between 3 and 6 percentage point… Show more
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