【Brownbag】R&D Investments, Outsourcing and Non-neutral Productivity Growth

  • 研討會日期 : 2023-11-10
  • 時間 : 12:10
  • 主講人 : Professor Yi Lee
  • 地點 : Conference Room B110
  • 演講者簡介 : Professor Yi Lee received her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007. She is currently an Associate Professor at National Tsing Hua University. Her research interests are International Trade and Industrial Organization.
  • 演講摘要 : In this paper we use data on Taiwanese electronics rms to analyze the impacts of rm R&D investments and the presence of aliates in a model with non-neutral technical change. We estimate the capital-augmenting productivity from the relative labor demand function while labor-augmenting productivity is estimated from the value-added production function. The empirical results indicate that R&D investments contribute positively to both labor and capital eciencies while the presence of a firm affiliate has a positive effect only on capital-augmenting productivity. These labor and capital efficiency estimates are used to understand the empirical regularities that we observe about the factor-intensities employed by Taiwanese electronics firms in the cross-section as well as over time. In the cross-section, the higher capital-intensity of largerfirms reflects an underlying pattern of more rapid increase in labor productivity relative to capital productivity. In the time series, the decline in the overall capital-labor ratio in the industry reflects an opposing pattern of more rapid growth in capital productivity compared to labor productivity.
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