Universität Bonn

Department of Economics

MEF-Seminare Wintersemester 22/23

Diego Comin (Dartmouth), 16.11.2022

We collect data on the technologies used across business functions of establishments in Vietnam, Senegal, and Cear ́a (Brazil), and construct technology sophistication mea- sures at the business function level. The variance of technology sophistication across the business functions of an establishment is 2.8 times larger than the cross-firm variance in sophistication. We develop a model of technology adoption with non-homothetic production that predicts a stable cross-firm relationship between sophistication in the business function and firm-level technology that we call the technology curve. The slopes of technology curves differ greatly across business functions and account for 33% of within-firm variance in sophistication.
with Xavier Cirera, Marcio Cruz, Kyung Min Lee
Wednesday, 16.11.2022 - 12:15 - 13:30
"Anatomy of Technology in the Firm"
Juridicum, Adenauerallee 24-42
Faculty Room
not required
Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics
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