[gov3009-l] Applied Statistics Workshop: Dany Bahar on Wed., April 4

Konstantin Kashin kkashin at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Apr 2 09:59:16 EDT 2012

Dear all,

Please join us for the Applied Statistics Workshop (Gov 3009) this
Wednesday, April 4 from 12.00 - 1.30 pm in CGIS Knafel Room 354. Dany
a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will give
a presentation entitled "International Knowledge Diffusion and the
Comparative Advantage of Nations". As always, a light lunch will be


> In this paper we document that the probability that a product is added to
> a country's export basket is, on average, 65% larger if a neighboring
> country is a successful exporter of that same product. We interpret our
> result as evidence of international intra-industry knowledge diffusion. Our
> results are consistent with the overall consensus in the literature on
> technology spillovers: diffusion is stronger at shorter distances; is
> weaker for more knowledge-intensive products; and has become faster over
> time.

This is joint work with Ricardo Hausmann and Cesar Hidalgo.

An up-to-date schedule for the workshop is available at


Konstantin Kashin
Ph.D. Student in Government
Harvard University

Mobile: 978-844-0538
E-mail: kkashin at fas.harvard.edu
Site: http://www.konstantinkashin.com/<http://people.fas.harvard.edu/%7Ekkashin/>
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