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Admin27.12.2021

Diana Van Patten

Company documents explain that a key concern at the time was to attract and maintain a sizable workforce, which induced the firm to invest heavily in local amenities that likely account for our result.
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Admin04.12.2021

Augustus 2021

We find that the firm had a positive and persistent effect on living standards.
Admin15.12.2021

Diana Van Patten

We show that the controls led to much higher welfare for the rest of the world, moderately higher welfare for Europe, but much lower welfare for the U.
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Admin07.12.2021

Diana Van Patten

We develop a three-region world economic model consisting of the U.
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Admin05.02.2022

Diana Van Patten

I document how the model matches the empirical dependence of productivity growth on productivity gaps across trading partners, and the firm size distribution.
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Admin22.01.2022

Augustus 2021

Using administrative census data with census-block geo-references from 1973 to 2011, we implement a geographic regression discontinuity design that exploits an exogenous assignment of land.
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Admin30.11.2021

Diana Van Patten

We find these controls had large effects.
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Admin18.12.2021

Augustus 2021

An important question in the field of economic growth and development is how developing countries learn to adopt and use new technologies.
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Admin14.12.2021

Augustus 2021

This paper studies how firms learn from each other through trade.
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Admin21.01.2022

Augustus 2021

First, using an unexpected change in foreign trade costs and data on the network of firm transactions in Costa Rica, I document how productivity grows systematically faster for firms that trade with partners with better technologies, but that this effect is decreasing in the gap between the partners' productivity.
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Admin18.12.2021

Augustus 2021

Counterfactuals show that world output would have been 6% larger had the controls not been implemented.
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Admin12.01.2022

Diana Van Patten

Second, I build a model in which knowledge transfers can occur through trade, and in which agents have heterogeneous learning abilities: the probability of a producer adopting a technology slightly better than hers is larger than the probability of adopting a much more sophisticated one—the trade-off being that, conditional on adoption, more sophisticated technologies lead to higher productivity.
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