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Is "Learning-by-Exporting" Important? Micro-Dynamic Evidence from Colombia, Mexico and Morocco
Is there any empirical evidence that firms become more efficient after becoming exporters? Do firms that become exporters generate positive spillovers for domestically-oriented producers in theirExpand
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Do R&D Subsidies Stimulate or Displace Private R&D? Evidence from Israel
In evaluating the effect of an R&D subsidy we need to know what the subsidized firm would have spent on R&D had it not received the subsidy. Using data on Israeli manufacturing firms in the 1990s weExpand
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Is "Learning-by-Exporting" Important? Micro-dynamic Evidence from Colombia, Mexico, and Morocco
Is there any empirical evidence that firms become more efficient after becoming exporters? Do firms that become exporters generate positive spillovers for domestically-oriented producers in theirExpand
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Incentives and Invention in Universities
Using data on U.S. universities, we show that universities that give higher royalty shares to faculty scientists generate greater license income, controlling for university size, academic quality,Expand
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The Behavior of Prices and Inflation: An Empirical Analysis of Disaggregat Price Data
This paper analyzes the effects of inflation on the dispersion of prices, as well as other aspects of price behavior, using disaggregated data on prices of foodstuffs in Israel during 1978-84. WeExpand
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Better Late than Early: Vertical Differentiation in the Adoption of a New Technology
After the initial breakthrough in the research phase of R&D a new product undergoes a process of change, improvement and adaptation to market conditions. We model the strategic behavior of firms inExpand
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Staggering and Synchronization in Price-Setting: Evidence from Multipro-Duct Firms
Most of the theoretical literature on price-setting behavior deals with the special case in which only a single price is changed. At the retail-store level, at least, where dozens of products areExpand
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Immigration and Prices
  • S. Lach
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 May 2005
This paper examines the behavior of prices following the unexpected arrival of a large number of immigrants from the former Soviet Union (FSU) to Israel during 1990. I use store‐level price data onExpand
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Dynamics of R & D and Investment in the Scientific Sector
This paper empirically explores the dynamic interactions among research and development, capital investment, and the stock market performance of 191 firms in science-based industries during theExpand
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Royalty Sharing and Technology Licensing in Universities
Using data for 102 U.S. universities, we show that royalty-sharing arrangements (cash flow rights) vary substantially across universities and that they are largely unrelated to most observedExpand
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