The Economics of University Research Parks

Posted: 25 Jun 2008

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Albert Link

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics

John T. Scott

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics

Date Written: Winter 2007

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a substantial increase in public and private investment in university research parks (URPs). URPs are important as an infrastructural mechanism for the transfer of academic research findings, as a source of knowledge spillovers, and as a catalyst for national and regional economic growth. We present international evidence on the growth of URPs, review the academic literature on URPs, and outline an agenda for additional theoretical and empirical research on this topic.

Keywords: innovation, intellectual property, patents, trade marks, copyright, O31, O34

Suggested Citation

Link, Albert N. and Scott, John T., The Economics of University Research Parks (Winter 2007). Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 661-674, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1151141 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/grm030

Albert N. Link (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics ( email )

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United States
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John T. Scott

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics ( email )

Hanover, NH 03755
United States

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