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Toolkit of policies to promote #innovation from Nick Bloom, @johnvanreenen, Heidi Williams is excellent attempt to collate and compare #innovation policies. But endorsement of #taxcredits is too strong: @AEAjournals @CEP_LSE (1/5)
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1. Policy dead end. Once in place, R&D tax incentives are hard to reduce / remove - can restrict future policy choices. See reaction when @IPPR suggested rowing back in UK in 2017. @HMRCgovuk increased R&D tax relief to 12%. (2/5)
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2. Deadweight. Hard to conclude from this screenshot that UK tax credit system is incentivising new R&D vs encouraging re-badging. UK brought in cap at 2018 Budget; Australia has also had issues @ISA_Board @ScienceGovAu (3/5) industry.gov.au/data-and-publi…
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