Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://repositorio.insper.edu.br/handle/11224/5925
Type: Working Paper
Title: The quality-cost choice of R&D in the nations’ exports
Author: Brito, Ricardo Dias de Oliveira
Chami, Jorge
Souza, Eduardo Correia de
Publication Date: 2012
Abstract: Is R&D primarily directed at quality improvement or cost reduction? We use UN-Comtrade data on manufactured goods exports by 19 OECD countries in order to assess this conjecture from the endogenous growth literature. We find that, in export market competition, the demand for high-tech goods – i.e., R&D intensive goods – is less sensitive to price than the demand for low-tech goods. We also estimate exporters’ quality levels in each market and find that hightech goods have more quality, as well as their demands is the most sensitive to quality.
Keywords (english terms): international trade
endogenous growth
quality of exports
R&D intensity
Language: Inglês
CNPq Area: Ciências Sociais Aplicadas
Copyright: O INSPER E ESTE REPOSITÓRIO NÃO DETÊM OS DIREITOS DE USO E REPRODUÇÃO DOS CONTEÚDOS AQUI REGISTRADOS. É RESPONSABILIDADE DO USUÁRIO VERIFICAR OS USOS PERMITIDOS NA FONTE ORIGINAL, RESPEITANDO-SE OS DIREITOS DE AUTOR OU EDITOR
Appears in Collections:Coleção Insper Working Papers

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2012_wpe286.pdf2012_wpe286325.35 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.