BREAD Working Paper No. 601, November 2021

Firm-Level Upgrading in Developing Countries Eric Verhoogen   Abstract In principle, firms in developing countries benefit from the fact that advanced technologies and products have already been developed in industrialized countries and can simply be adopted, a process often referred to as industrial upgrading. But for many firms this advantage remains elusive. What is getting […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 595, August 2021

North-South Displacement Effects of Environmental Regulation: The Case of Battery Recycling Shinsuke Tanaka, Kensuke Teshima and Eric Verhoogen Abstract This study examines the effect of a tightening of the U.S. air-quality standard for lead in 2009 on the relocation of battery recycling to Mexico and on infant health in Mexico. In the U.S., airborne lead […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 583, December 2020

Estimating Production Functions in Differentiated-Product Industries with Quantity Information and External Instruments Abstract This paper develops a new method for estimating production-function parameters that can be applied in differentiated-product industries with endogenous quality and variety choice. We take advantage of data on physical quantities of outputs and inputs from the Colombian manufacturing survey, focusing on […]