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The magnitude of the task ahead: macro implications of heterogeneous technology (2018)
Journal Article
Eberhardt, M., & Teal, F. (in press). The magnitude of the task ahead: macro implications of heterogeneous technology. Review of Income and Wealth, ISSN 0034-6586

The empirical growth literature is dominated by accounting and regression methods which assume common production technology across countries. Our empirical model relaxes this assumption and further allows unobservable determinants of output (Total Fa... Read More

Nonlinearities in the relationship between debt and growth: (no) evidence from over two centuries (2017)
Journal Article
Eberhardt, M. (in press). Nonlinearities in the relationship between debt and growth: (no) evidence from over two centuries. Macroeconomic Dynamics, doi:10.1017/S1365100517000347. ISSN 1365-1005

I revisit the popular concern over a nonlinearity or threshold in the relationship between public debt and growth employing long time series data from up to 27 countries. My empirical approach recognises that standard time series arguments for long-r... Read More

What can explain the Chinese patent explosion? (2016)
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Eberhardt, M., Helmers, C., & Yu, Z. (2017). What can explain the Chinese patent explosion?. Oxford Economic Papers, 69(1), doi:10.1093/oep/gpw042. ISSN 0030-7653

We analyse the ‘explosion’ of patent filings by Chinese residents both domestically and in the United States during the early 2000s, employing a unique dataset of 374,000 firms matching patent applications to manufacturing census data. Our analysis r... Read More

The heterogeneous effect of software patents on expected returns: evidence from India (2016)
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Eberhardt, M., Fafchamps, M., Helmers, C., & Patnam, M. (2016). The heterogeneous effect of software patents on expected returns: evidence from India. Economics Letters, 145, doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2016.05.016. ISSN 0165-1765

We contribute to the literature on the role of patenting for economic development by analyzing the impact of patent protection for software in India. We find that a proposed broadening of patent eligibility to include software in 2004 had a large pos... Read More

The effect of agricultural technology on the speed of development (2016)
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Eberhardt, M., & Vollrath, D. (2018). The effect of agricultural technology on the speed of development. World Development, 109, doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.03.017. ISSN 0305-750X

We examine heterogeneity in the elasticity of agricultural output with respect to labor. Employing panel data from 128 countries over a forty year period we find distinct heterogeneity in the elasticity of agricultural output with respect to labor. T... Read More

From one to many central plans: drug advertising inspections and intra-national protectionism in China (2015)
Journal Article
Eberhardt, M., Wang, Z., & Yu, Z. (2016). From one to many central plans: drug advertising inspections and intra-national protectionism in China. Journal of Comparative Economics, 44(3), doi:10.1016/j.jce.2015.10.012. ISSN 0147-5967

This paper provides the first micro-level evidence for the existence and patterns of intra-national protectionism in China. We demonstrate that drug advertising inspections are used by provincial governments to discriminate against firms from outside... Read More

Public debt and growth: heterogeneity and non-linearity (2015)
Journal Article
Eberhardt, M., & Presbitero, A. F. (2015). Public debt and growth: heterogeneity and non-linearity. Journal of International Economics, 97(1), doi:10.1016/j.jinteco.2015.04.005. ISSN 0022-1996

We study the long-run relationship between public debt and growth in a large panel of countries. Our analysis builds on theoretical arguments and data considerations in modelling the debt-growth relationship as heterogeneous across countries. We inve... Read More