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1 April 2012

App Stats: Bahar on "International Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, April 4, 2012 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Dany Bahar, a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will give a presentation entitled "International Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"International Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations"
Dany Bahar
Harvard Kennedy School
CGIS K354 (1737 Cambridge St.)
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 12.00 pm


In this paper we document that the probability that a product is added to a country's export basket is, on average, 65% larger if a neighboring country is a successful exporter of that same product. We interpret our result as evidence of international intra-industry knowledge diffusion. Our results are consistent with the overall consensus in the literature on technology spillovers: diffusion is stronger at shorter distances; is weaker for more knowledge-intensive products; and has become faster over time.

This is joint work with Ricardo Hausmann and Cesar Hidalgo.

Posted by Konstantin Kashin at April 1, 2012 11:44 PM