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We examine the sales of French manufacturing …rms in 113 destinations, including France itself. Several regularities stand out: (1) the number of French …rms selling to a market, relative to French market share, increases systematically with market size; (2) sales distributions are very similar across markets of very di¤erent size and extent of French(More)
We develop a parsimonious model of innovating firms rich enough to confront firm-level evidence. It captures the dynamics of individual heterogenous firms, describes the behavior of an industry with simultaneous entry and exit, and delivers a general equilibrium model of technological change. While unifying the theoretical analysis of firms, industries, and(More)
We examine entry across 113 national markets in 16 different industries using a comprehensive data set of French manufacturing firms. The data are unique in indicating how much each firm exports to each destination. Looking across all manufacturers: (1) Firms differ substantially in export participation, with most selling only at home; (2) The number of(More)
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1 We thank the exceptional research assistance of Deirdre Daly. We have bene…tted from the comments of Chang-Tai Hsieh, discussions with Fernando Alvarez and Lars Hansen, and feedback from participants in seminars at the University of British Columbia, Queen's University, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Eaton and Kortum gratefully acknowledge the(More)
The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Bureau of Economic Research. ABSTRACT Building on insights gained from interviewing administrators and patent examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), we collect and analyze a novel dataset on patent examiners and patent outcomes. This(More)