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Replication data for: R&D Investment, Exporting, and Productivity Dynamics

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  • Aw, Bee Yan
  • Roberts, Mark J.
  • Xu, Daniel Yi
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  • Abstract

    This paper estimates a dynamic structural model of a producer's decision to invest in R&D and export, allowing both choices to endogenously affect the future path of productivity. Using plant-level data for the Taiwanese electronics industry, both activities are found to have a positive effect on the plant's future productivity. This in turn drives more plants to self-select into both activities, contributing to further productivity gains. Simulations of an expansion of the export market are shown to increase both exporting and R&D investment and generate a gradual within-plant productivity improvement. (JEL D24, F14, G31, L63, O31, O33)
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.4.1312 (Text)
  • Aw, Bee Yan, Mark J Roberts, and Daniel Yi Xu. “R&D Investment, Exporting, and Productivity Dynamics.” American Economic Review 101, no. 4 (June 2011): 1312–44.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.101.4.1312 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Aw, Bee Yan; Roberts, Mark J.; Xu, Daniel Yi (2011): Replication data for: R&D Investment, Exporting, and Productivity Dynamics. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.