Replication data for: R&D Investment, Exporting, and Productivity Dynamics

Mark J. Roberts, Bee Yan Aw & Daniel Yi Xu
This paper estimates a dynamic structural model of a producer's decision to invest in R&D and export, allowing both choices to endogenously affect the future path of productivity. Using plant-level data for the Taiwanese electronics industry, both activities are found to have a positive effect on the plant's future productivity. This in turn drives more plants to self-select into both activities, contributing to further productivity gains. Simulations of an expansion of the export market are...
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