You may have noticed that I blogged a lot less lately…No, I was not on vacation or lying on the beach. Instead, I was finishing a paper on China’s research center and its impact on Chinese firms’ productivity growth. It’s a very interesting topic and I believe this is the first paper that systematically pins down and analyzes where China’s R&D capability lies at the micro-level. It will be included as one of the three chapters in my PhD dissertation.
Here is the link to the paper. Hope you enjoy it. (*for non-technical readers: just browse thru the introduction and conclusion section, plus the nice graphs at the end).