Tax incentives for R&D: are they effective?

Article published in the Economic Review of September 2020

Public support for research and development is important as private investment in R&D tends to be sub-optimal for economic growth. But, against a backdrop of sustainable public finances, it is important to guarantee that support mechanisms are effectively boosting private R&D spending.

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