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J. Bradford Jensen
Peterson Institute for International Economics
74Publications
30H-index
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Published on May 1, 2019in Journal of International Economics2.22
Antoine Gervais3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Université de Sherbrooke),
J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Peterson Institute for International Economics)
Abstract In this paper, we use a unique dataset on the distribution of output and demand across regions of the United States to construct measures of trade costs for 969 service and manufacturing industries. Our method is a natural extension of the gravity model of trade and identifies trade costs in the absence of trade data. As expected, our measures of trade costs are higher on average for service industries. However, there is considerable variation across industries within sectors. Using our...
Published on Jan 1, 2019in National Bureau of Economic Research
Lee Branstetter24
Estimated H-index: 24
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Britta M Glennon , J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
Since the 1990s, research and development (RD new R&D destinations such as India, China, and Israel look very different in the types of innovative activity being done there than older R&D destinations such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan. In this paper we will document three important phenomena: (1) the globalization of R&D by US MNCs, (2) the growing importance of software and IT to firm innovation, and (3) the rise of new R&D hubs and the differences in the type of ac...
Published on Mar 1, 2018in National Bureau of Economic Research
Lee Branstetter24
Estimated H-index: 24
,
Britta M Glennon , J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
The location of US multinational foreign R&D has shifted significantly to include emerging markets in addition to traditional Western R&D hubs, resulting in two challenges for multinationals: (1) how to transfer knowledge across geographic distances, and (2) how to facilitate learning when local knowledge sources in given technological areas are inadequate. This paper argues that to overcome these challenges, multinationals utilize home country inventors on foreign affiliate inventor teams – and...
Published on Jul 1, 2017in National Bureau of Economic Research
Sumit Agarwal33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Georgetown University),
J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Peterson Institute for International Economics),
Ferdinando Monte4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Georgetown University)
We use detailed information from U.S. consumers' credit card purchases to provide the first large-scale description of the geography of consumption. We find that consumers' mobility is quite limited and document significant heterogeneity in the importance of gravity across sectors. We develop a simple model of consumer behavior, emphasizing the role of the durability/storability of products, to organize the main stylized facts. Heterogeneity in the storability of products across sectors generate...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in National Bureau of Economic Research
J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
,
Dennis P. Quinn19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Stephen Weymouth9
Estimated H-index: 9
This paper studies how international trade influences U.S. presidential elections. We expect the positive employment effects of expanding exports to increase support for the incumbent’s party, and job insecurity from import competition to diminish such support. Our national-level models show for the first time that increasing imports are associated with decreasing incumbent vote shares, and increasing exports correlate with increasing vote shares for incumbents. These effects are large and polit...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in International Organization4.51
J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
,
Dennis P. Quinn19
Estimated H-index: 19
,
Stephen Weymouth9
Estimated H-index: 9
We apply insights from “new, new” trade theory to explain a puzzling decline in US firm antidumping (AD) filings in an era of persistent foreign currency undervaluations and increasing import competition. Firms exhibit heterogeneity both within and across industries regarding foreign direct investment (FDI). We propose that firms making vertical or resource-seeking investments abroad will be less likely to file AD petitions, and firms are likely to undertake vertical FDI in the context of curren...
Published on Jan 1, 2015
J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
,
Dennis P. Quinn19
Estimated H-index: 19
,
Stephen Weymouth9
Estimated H-index: 9
We study how integration in the global economy influences U.S. presidential elections. National-level (“macro”) voting studies of presidential elections have shown large effects of economic variables on incumbent party vote shares. We extend this work to consider the effects of trade, showing for the first time that increasing imports negatively affect incumbent vote share and increasing exports are associated in increasing vote shares for incumbents. The estimated effects are large and politica...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Peterson Institute for International Economics),
Dennis P. Quinn19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Georgetown University),
Stephen Weymouth9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Georgetown University)
We use the case of a puzzling decline in U.S. firm antidumping (AD) filings to explore how firm-level economic heterogeneity within U.S. industries influences political and regulatory responses to changes in the global economy. Firms exhibit heterogeneity both within and across industries regarding foreign direct investment. We propose that firms making vertical, or resource-seeking, investments abroad will be less likely to file AD petitions. Hence, we argue, the increasing vertical FDI of U.S....
Published on Jul 1, 2013in National Bureau of Economic Research
J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Peterson Institute for International Economics),
Dennis P. Quinn19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Georgetown University),
Stephen Weymouth9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Georgetown University)
We examine firm participation in global supply chains to help explain a puzzling decline in protectionist demands in the U.S. despite increased import competition and ongoing currency undervaluation. To explain firm responses to undervaluation, we rely on advances in the international trade literature that uncover intraindustry heterogeneity in firm trade and investment activities. We propose that firm foreign direct investments in, and subsequent related party trade with, countries with underva...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Antoine Gervais1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UMD: University of Maryland, College Park),
J. Bradford Jensen30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Georgetown University)
The service sector broadly defined accounts for the majority of global production and employment and a significant share of global trade. However, limitations in official statistics preclude a detailed examination of bilateral service trade flows using standard methods such as the “gravity equation.” Instead, we develop and implement a new methodology that exploits detailed, highly reliable microdata on U.S. service establishments to identify cross-industry variation in the tradability of servic...
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