Trade and Innovation: Matched Worker-Firm-Level Evidence

Tuhkuri Joonas

This paper examines the relationship between globalization and innovation. To do so, it draws from data that match the full population of workers and private-sector firms in Finland tracking them from 1995 to 2009. To correct for endogeneity the paper considers variation in trade exposure from China during its entry to the world market using a fixed effects model. While the literature on trade and innovation has emphasized the role of firms in driving onshore innovation, the main conclusion of this research is that globalization increases the share of innovators within firms.

Publication info

Part of researches
Intangibles and International Sourcing [Completed]
Part of programs
Series
ETLA Working Papers 39
Date
03.06.2016
Keywords
Trade, Innovation, China, Employment
ISSN
2323-2420, 2323-2439
Jel
033, F14, F16, J24, L60, L24
Pages
11
Price
15 €
Availability of print version
Available
Language
English