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Firm R&D Investment and Export Market Exposure

November 12, 2018 Bilal 0

Firm R&D Investment and Export Market Exposure https://ift.tt/2Qls2Fl Firm R&D Investment and Export Market Exposure NBER Working Paper No. 25228 Issued in November 2018 NBER Program(s):International Trade and Investment, Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship In this article we study differences in the returns to R&D investment between firms that sell in international markets and firms that only sell in the domestic market. We use German firm-level data from the high-tech manufacturing sector to estimate a dynamic structural model of a firm’s decision to invest in R&D and use it to measure the difference in expected long-run benefit from R&D investment for […]

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How much would the iPhone cost if it were made in America?

September 19, 2018 Bilal 0

How much would the iPhone cost if it were made in America? https://ift.tt/2MrE8tF Even if President Donald Trump won his battle with Apple and the tech giant started to manufacture its iPhones in the United States, it might not even be a good idea. Trump lashed out at Apple recently after the company said the White House’s proposed $200 billion tariffs on Chinese goods would hurt its business. Trump tweeted: “Make your products in the United States instead of China. Start building new plants now.” It’s tempting to write off Trump here as just tweeting populist rhetoric, but he actually […]

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Finance and Econ From the Web: Night lights measure growth, why are rates so low, are bankers liberals or conservatives….

September 19, 2018 Bilal 0

I thought I’d have a separate “Best Of the Web” devoted to economics and finance. Below I’ve found 30 articles and academic papers on macro and finance. Some are easy reads and others are denser, but I’ve summarised each one. Oh, if you come across anything interesting that I’ve  missed, then flag it to me and I’ll include it in my next list.  Enjoy! North and South Korea at night , 1992 vs 2008