Innovation Spillovers from Trade Shocks
30 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020
Date Written: June 9, 2020
Do trade shocks affect non-manufacturing industries? Using China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 as a trade shock and an identification strategy based on manufacturers and non-manufacturers with common shareholders, I show that non-manufacturing firms become more innovative as a response to the shock. That is, they have more patents and are more likely to begin patenting. I find that my results rely on shareholders having large enough stakes in both firms and also on the presence of shared managers.
Keywords: innovation spillovers, common ownership, trade shocks
JEL Classification: F1, G3
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