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Journal of the European Economic Association

The Dynamic Impact of Exporting on Firm R&D Investment

Journal Article
Maican, Florin, Matilda Orth, Mark J. Roberts and Van Anh Vuong (forthcoming). “The Dynamic Impact of Exporting on Firm R&D Investment”. Journal of the European Economic Association.

Florin Maican, Matilda Orth, Mark J. Roberts, Van Anh Vuong

This article estimates a dynamic structural model of firm R&D investment in twelve Swedish manufacturing industries and uses it to measure rates of return to R&D and to simulate the impact of trade restrictions on the investment incentives. R&D spending is found to have a larger impact on firm productivity in the export market than in the domestic market. Export market profits are a substantial source of the expected return to R&D.

Florin Maican

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Matilda Orth

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