Firms & Trade
The transformative effects of US patents for Chinese exporters
Patents from recognised hubs confer benefits to foreign patent holders beyond market protection, such as valuable global signals of quality and...
How monitoring workers can backfire: Evidence from truck drivers in Liberia
Monitoring drivers in Liberia raised effort on average, but broke the trust between managers and well-performing drivers
The multiplier effects of FDI: Evidence from Mozambique
Natural resource discoveries trigger FDI bonanzas and employment booms through a local FDI job multiplier, but also induce political instability
FDI inflows and domestic firms: Evidence from Vietnam
What are the long-term effects of export opportunities to a large destination market for a low-income country?
Did joint ventures help China's automobile industry?
Foreign direct investment, via 'quid pro quo', facilitated knowledge spillovers and quality upgrades in the Chinese automobile industry
Removing local barriers to entry can boost productivity growth: Evidence from Peru
Removing local barriers to entry can be a cost-efficient way to boost aggregate productivity growth in developing countries
How import competition can increase quality upgrading and exporting: Evidence from Peru
Trade-induced competition on final goods drove firms in the Peruvian apparel industry to upgrade the quality of their products and export more
Creative destruction and catch-up growth in India
Selectively supporting transformative firms is a viable strategy to promote growth where there is less creative destruction