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Employment and innovation: Firm level evidence from Argentina

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  • Ramiro De Elejalde

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    (Facultad de Economía y Negocios, Universidad Alberto Hurtado)

  • David Giuliodori

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    (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)

  • Rodolfo Stucchi

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    (Inter-American Development Bank)

Abstract

This paper provides evidence about the effect of innovation on employment in Argentina in the period 1998-2001. In particular we quantify the impact of process and product innovations on employment growth and the skill composition. Our result show that (i) Product innovations have a positive impact on employment growth biased towards skill labor (ii) Process innovations do not effect employment growth or composition. (iii) There are no heterogeneous effects in technology intensity and size. (iv) Most of the contraction in employment in this period was explained by non-innovations.

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Paper provided by Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines in its series ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers with number inv291.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ila:ilades:inv291

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Keywords: process innovation; Product innovation; Employment Growth; Argentina;

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