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Location of R&D Activity


Where R&D is performed is important to public officials at all levels. Domestically, the clustering of technology-based industry and associated infrastructure (including research universities) is viewed as critical to growth, and the focus of public economic development support is frequently regional or local; but data are only national, state, and institutional. If finer-grained industrial data were collected, would it be possible to protect the confidentiality of respondents? Cross-national investment is increasing rapidly, and the current survey collects some data, but there are gaps. How can they be overcome?


Chair: Patrick Windham, Windham Consulting


A. Local



Rob Atkinson, Progressive Policy Institute


B. International



Walter Kuemmerle, Harvard Business School

Obie Whichard and Ned Howenstine, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Robert McGuckin, The Conference Board

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Concluding Observations


Al Johnson, Corning and the Industrial Research Institute

Bronwyn Hall, University of California, Berkeley

Fred Gault, Statistics Canada

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