Found 3 article(s) for author 'Comparative Advantage'

Harvard’s Porter on American Competitive Advantage

Harvard’s Porter on American Competitive Advantage. Michael Porter, February 13, 2018, Audio, “Michael Porter, a professor at Harvard Business School, discusses how small businesses and nations can benefit from his theories of competitive advantage in order to grow and attract new capital. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Nathan Hager and Peter Barnes on Bloomberg Radio’s “Politics, Policy, Power and Law.”Link

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Self-Selection and Comparative Advantage in Social Interactions

Self-Selection and Comparative Advantage in Social Interactions. Roland Fryer, November 2016, Paper, “We propose a model of social interactions based on self-selection and comparative advantage. When students choose peer groups based on comparative advantage, the effect of moving a student into an environment with higher-achieving peers depends on where in the ability distribution she falls and the shadow prices that clear the social market. We show that the model’s key prediction—an individual’s ordinal rank predicts her behavior and test scores—is borne out in one randomized controlled trial in Kenya as well as administrative data from the U.S. To test whether our selection mechanism can explain the effect of rank on outcomes, we conduct an experiment with nearly 600 public school students in Houston. The experimental results suggest that social interactions are mediated by self-selection based on comparative advantage.Link

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Heterogeneous Technology Diffusion and Ricardian Trade Patterns

Heterogeneous Technology Diffusion and Ricardian Trade Patterns. William R. Kerr, November 2013, Paper. “This study tests the importance of Ricardian technology differences for international trade. The empirical analysis has three comparative advantages: including emerging and advanced economies, isolating panel variation regarding the link between productivity and exports, and exploiting heterogeneous technology diffusion from immigrant communities in the United States for identification…” Link

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