Is Innovation Destroying Jobs? Firm-Level Evidence from the EU

Mariacristina Piva, Marco Vivarelli*

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivistapeer review

14 Citazioni (Scopus)


Using a unique firm-level database comprising the top European R&D investors over the period 2002–2013 and running LSDVC estimates, this study finds a significant labor-friendly impact of R&D expenditures. However, this positive employment effect appears limited in magnitude and entirely due to the medium- and high-tech sectors, while no effect can be detected in the low-tech industries. From a policy point of view, this outcome supports the EU2020 strategy but—taking into account that most European economies are specialized in low-tech activities—is also worrying in terms of future perspectives of the European labor market.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-16
Numero di pagine16
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • EU
  • Employment
  • Firm-level analysis
  • Innovation
  • R&D


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