EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Innovation, Exports and Productivity: Learning and Self selection in Chile

Claudio Bravo-Ortega, Jose Miguel Benavente and Álvaro González

Working Papers from University of Chile, Department of Economics

Abstract: Both exports and innovation (in particular, research and development) are key factors for the growth of firms and economies, but there has been little study of their combined impact on them, especially in developing countries. This article uses plant-level data from Chile to examine the relationship between productivity, R&D expenditure, and exports. We find that firms that invest in R&D are considerably more likely to export, but the reverse is not true. Even though exporting does not stimulate investment in R&D, both exports and R&D have a joint effect on improving productivity. These results allow us to recover the private return to “learning by exporting” across different sectors.

Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2013-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-eff, nep-ino, nep-int, nep-lam, nep-sbm and nep-tid
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3)

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.econ.uchile.cl/publicacion/show/innovat ... f-selection-in-chile (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found (http://www.econ.uchile.cl/publicacion/show/innovation-exports-and-productivity-learning-and-self-selection-in-chile [301 Moved Permanently]--> https://www.econ.uchile.cl/publicacion/show/innovation-exports-and-productivity-learning-and-self-selection-in-chile [301 Moved Permanently]--> http://econ.uchile.cl/publicacion/show/innovation-exports-and-productivity-learning-and-self-selection-in-chile [301 Moved Permanently]--> https://econ.uchile.cl/publicacion/show/innovation-exports-and-productivity-learning-and-self-selection-in-chile)

Related works:
Journal Article: Innovation, Exports, and Productivity: Learning and Self-Selection in Chile (2014) Downloads
Journal Article: Innovation, Exports, and Productivity: Learning and Self-Selection in Chile (2014) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:udc:wpaper:wp371

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from University of Chile, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Mohit Karnani ().

 
Page updated 2024-04-24
Handle: RePEc:udc:wpaper:wp371