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The Global Diffusion of Ideas

The Global Diffusion of Ideas

 

Ezra Oberfield presented a theory of innovation and diffusion of technologies to explore the role of international trade and foreign direct investment. This framework allows him to quantify the dynamic gains from trade in the short and long run.

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