This research project analyses ways and implications of increasing the R&D to GDP ratio in Germany to 3.5% by 2025. Using microeconomic, sector-level and macroeconomic approaches, the research focuses on

  • Current and possible future policy instruments for promoting R&D expenditure
  • Potential for increasing R&D expenditure of SMEs
  • Structural analysis of R&D expenditure in the manufacturing sector
  • Intersector and intrasector changes in der R&D expenditure
  • Cash-flow elasticity of R&D expenditure
  • Additionality of R&D subsidies
  • Macroeconomic impacts of increasing R&D expenditure
Project duration

01.07.2016 - 31.05.2017

Project members

Dr. Christian Rammer (Coordinator)
Marius Berger

Cooperation partner

Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung, Karlsruhe, DE
Prognos AG, Berlin, DE