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Do Firms Learn from International Trade?

Do Firms Learn from International Trade? Using patent citations as a proxy for the influence of foreign technology on French firms' patents, this paper finds that the inventions of importers are significantly more likely to be influenced by foreign technology than are the inventions of firms that do not import. Furthermore, importers' citations increase relative to similar firms after they start importing. Exporting, in contrast, is not significantly associated with citations to foreign patents. These results persist after controlling for foreign ownership linkages and joint ventures and alliances, and after correcting for selection bias using propensity-score matching. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Economics and Statistics MIT Press

Do Firms Learn from International Trade?

The Review of Economics and Statistics , Volume 88 (1): 15 – Feb 1, 2006

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2006 The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ISSN
0034-6535
eISSN
1530-9142
DOI
10.1162/rest.2006.88.1.46
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Abstract

Using patent citations as a proxy for the influence of foreign technology on French firms' patents, this paper finds that the inventions of importers are significantly more likely to be influenced by foreign technology than are the inventions of firms that do not import. Furthermore, importers' citations increase relative to similar firms after they start importing. Exporting, in contrast, is not significantly associated with citations to foreign patents. These results persist after controlling for foreign ownership linkages and joint ventures and alliances, and after correcting for selection bias using propensity-score matching.

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The Review of Economics and StatisticsMIT Press

Published: Feb 1, 2006

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