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Innovation in Malmö after the Öresund Bridge

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Olof Ejermo
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Basheer Kalash
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We analyze the effect of the Öresund Bridge, a combined railway and motorway bridge between Swedish Malmö and the Danish capital Copenhagen, on inventive activity in the region of Malmö. Applying difference-in-difference estimation on individual-level data, our findings suggest that the Öresund Bridge led to a significant increase in the number of patents per individual in the Malmö region as compared to the two other major regions in Sweden, Gothenburg and Stockholm. We show that a key mechanism is the attraction of highly qualified workers to the Malmö region following the construction of the bridge.
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hal-03389164 , version 1 (20-10-2021)

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Olof Ejermo, Katrin Hussinger, Basheer Kalash, Torben Schubert. Innovation in Malmö after the Öresund Bridge. 2021. ⟨hal-03389164⟩

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