Giacomo Domini, Marco Grazzi, Daniele Moschella and Tania Treibich

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For whom the bell tolls: the firm-level effects of automation on wage and gender inequality

This paper investigates the impact of investment in automation- and AI- related goods on within-firm wage inequality in the French economy during the period 2002-2017. We document that most of wage inequality in France is accounted for by differences among workers belonging to the same firm, rather than by differences between sectors, firms, and occupations. […]

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International Patent Protection and Trade: Transaction-Level Evidence

This paper investigates the extent to which international trade hinges on patents. We analyze the export and patenting activities of the universe of French exporting firms over the period 2002–2011. The noticeable feature of our study is that we observe export and patenting activities worldwide and at the product level. We exploit how heterogeneity of […]

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Aggregate Productivity Growth in the Presence of (Persistently) Heterogeneous Firms

In this article we propose a new methodology for computing the aggregate productivity of an industry, its variations and decompositions of the latter into changes of individual productivities (within effect) and changes in industry composition (between effect). Current aggregate measures rely on some weighted average of individual productivities, and decompositions distinguish between the effect of […]

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Threats and opportunities in the digital era: automation spikes and employment dynamics

This paper investigates how investment in automation-intensive goods impacts on worker flows at the firm level and, within firms, across occupational cate- gories. Resorting to an integrated dataset encompassing detailed information on firms, their imports, and employer-employee data for French manufacturing employers over 2002-2015, we identify ‘automation spikes’ using imports of intermediates embedding automation technologies […]

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Concordance and complementarity in IP instruments

This work investigates the relationship between proxies of innovation activities, such as patents and trademarks, and firm performance in terms of revenues, growth and profitability. By resorting to the virtual universe of Italian manufacturing firms this work provides a rather complete picture of the Intellectual Property (IP) strategies pursued by Italian firms, in terms of […]

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