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dc.contributor.authorBisztray, Márta
dc.contributor.authorKoren, Miklós
dc.contributor.authorSzeidl, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-14T13:42:08Z
dc.date.available2023-08-14T13:42:08Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0022-1996
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jinteco.2018.09.010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/14100
dc.description.abstractWe use firm-level data from Hungary to estimate knowledge spillovers in importing through fine spatial and managerial networks. By identifying from variation in peers' import experience across source countries, by comparing the spillover from neighboring buildings with a cross-street placebo, and by exploiting plausibly exogenous firm moves, we obtain credible estimates and establish three results. (1) There are significant knowledge spillovers in both spatial and managerial networks. Having a peer which has imported from a particular country more than doubles the probability of starting to import from that country, but the effect quickly decays with distance. (2) Spillovers are heterogeneous: they are stronger when firms or peers are larger or more productive, and exhibit complementarities in firm and peer productivity. (3) The model-implied social multiplier is highly skewed, implying that targeting an import-encouragement policy to firms with many and productive neighbors can make it 26% more effective. These results highlight the benefit of firm clusters in facilitating the diffusion of business practices.
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectImportsen_US
dc.subjectPeer effectsen_US
dc.subjectSpatial spilloversen_US
dc.subjectManager networksen_US
dc.subjectSocial multiplieren_US
dc.subjectJEL codesen_US
dc.titleLearning to import from your peersen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of International Economics
dc.source.volume115
dc.source.spage242
dc.source.epage258
dc.description.versionPublished version
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