Larry Lau

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This paper contributes an estimation framework to measure both technological and linkage externalities from foreign direct investment (FDI). Empirical research dealt mainly with intra-industry spillovers from FDI with restrictive treatment of inter-industry effects until recently. However, as optimal organization of the multinational corporation (MNC)(More)
Mobile computing has induced a class of killer applications recently by extending the paradigm of parallel and distributed computing across a mobile environment. A very important class of applications involves the location-awareness of a mobile user. Two major issues must be addressed to deliver appropriate services to mobile users. One is the availability(More)
A substantial body of literature has documented impressive total factor productivity (TFP) growth in China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) during the period of China's enterprise reform. Such growth rates have been used to support the view that China's reforms of SOEs have been highly successful. In this paper, we question the validity of using TFP growth(More)
(2016). Is cell culture a risky business? Risk analysis based on scientist survey data. clinical implications of the short telomere syndromes. (2015). Coordinated epigenetic remodelling of transcriptional networks occurs during early breast carcinogenesis. (2015). Molecular mechanisms of activity and derepression of alternative lengthening of telomeres.(More)
We use a panel of manufacturing plants from Colombia to analyze how the rise in payroll tax rates over the 1980's and 1990's affected the labor market. Our estimates indicate that formal wages fall by between 1.4% and 2.3% as a result of a 10% rise in payroll taxes. This " less-than-full-shifting " is likely to be the result of weak linkages between(More)
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