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Published Research

I have included links to the newest papers and some of the more cited. Many of the older papers can be found on REPEC

Published Research: Projects

ICT, R&D and technological change

  •  ‘Labor Market Reform and Innovation: Evidence from Spain’ (with Maria Garcia Vega and Joel Stiebale), Research Policy (2021). Working Paper Version

  • ‘Demand-driven technical change and productivity growth: Theory and evidence from the Energy Policy Act’ (with Giammario Impullitti and Danny McGowan) Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol 68(2) (2020) Working Paper Version

  • ‘Multinationals and the Globalization of R&D’ (with Maria Garcia Vega and Patricia Hofmann), International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol 63, pp. 583-614 (2019) Working Paper Version

  • ‘Broadband Infrastructure, ICT use and Firm Performance: Evidence for UK Firms’ (with Tim De Stefano and Jonathan Timmis), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 155, pp. 110-139. (2018) Working Paper Version

  • ‘ICT and exporting: The effects of broadband on the extensive margin of business service exports’ (with Jonathan Timmis), Review of International Economics, Vol 39, pp.757-796. (2016)

  • ‘Environmental regulations and innovation activity in UK manufacturing industries’, (with Edward Manderson) Resource and Energy Economics, Vol. 34(2), pp. 211-235 (2012).

  • ‘Do natural barriers affect the relationship between trade openness and growth?’ (with Michael Henry, and Chris Milner), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (2012)
  • ‘Trade, technology transfer and national efficiency in developing countries’, (with Michael Henry and Chris Milner), European Economic Review, vol. 53(2), pages 237-254. (2009)
  • ‘Productivity levels and dynamics: UK service sector firms 1988-1998’ (with Sourafel Girma), Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 736-746. (2006)

  • ‘Absorptive capacity and frontier technology: Evidence from OECD manufacturing industries’, (with Philip Stevens), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol 68, No. 1, pp1-21. (2006)

  • ‘Frontier technology, absorptive capacity and distance’. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol 67, No. 1, pp.1-23. (2005)

  • ‘The specification of the aggregate production function in the presence of inefficiency’. (with P. Stevens), Economics Letters, Vol. 81, No. 2, pp. 77-80. (2003)

International Trade and FDI

  • ‘The impact of technological change on new trade: evidence from the container revolution’ (with Daniel M. Bernhofen and Zouheir El-Sahli) Canadian Journal of Economics  (forthcoming) Working Paper Version

  • ‘Implementation in Pakistan of the US Integrated Cargo Containers Control Programme: Trade Facilitating or Not?’ (with Salamat Ali and Chris Milner) Canadian Journal of Economics (forthcoming) Working Paper Version

  • ‘Trade Liberalization, Input Intermediaries and Firm Productivity: Evidence from China’ (with Fabrice Defever and Michele Imbruno) Journal of International Economics, Vol 126. (2020)

  • ‘Energy endowments and the location of manufacturing firms’ (with Edward Manderson) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol 101. (2020)

  • ‘Measuring the impact of China’s export growth on its Asian neighbours’, (with Yoke Fong Kong) World Economy, Vol 39, pp. 195-220. (2016)

  • ‘Estimating the effects of the container revolution on world trade’ (with Daniel Bernhofen and Zouheir El-Sahli) Journal of International Economics, Vol 98, pp. 36-50, (2016).

  • ‘Quality selection, sectoral heterogeneity and Chinese exports’ (with Zhihong Yu) Review of International Economics, Vol 39, pp.857-874. (2016)

  • ‘The effect of exchange rates on firm exports and the role of FDI,’ (with David Greenaway and Xufei Zhang) Review of World Economics Vol. 148(3), pp. 425-447, (2012).

  • ‘What makes a successful export? Evidence from firm-product-level data,’ (with Holger Görg and Balázs Muraközy) Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 45(4), pp. 1332-1368, (2012).

  • ‘Globalisation, multinationals and productivity in Japan’s lost decade,’ (with Danny McGowan, Tomohiko Inui and Toshiyuki Matsuura), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Vol. 26(1), pp. 110-128 (2012).

  • ‘Environmental Regulations, Outward FDI and Heterogeneous Firms: Are Countries Used as Pollution Havens?, (with Ed Manderson) Environmental & Resource Economics, vol. 51(3), pages 317-352, (2012).

  • ‘Demonstration or congestion: export spillovers in Sweden’ (with Patrik Karparty) Review of World Economics Vol. 147, pp. 893-930, (2011).

  • ‘Barriers to exporting: what are they and who do they matter to’, (with Mauro Pisu), The World Economy, Vol. 34(6). pp.893-930 (2011)

  • ‘The returns to exporting: evidence from UK firms’, (with Mauro Pisu) Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 43(2), pages 494-519. (2010)

  • ‘The Effect of Exchange Rates on Firm Exports: The Role of Imported Intermediate Inputs’, ( with David Greenaway and Xufei Zhang), The World Economy, Vol. 33(8), pages 961-986. (2010)

  • ‘Live or Let Die? Alternative Routes to Industry Exit’, (with David Greenaway and Joakim Gullstrand) Open Economies Review, Vol. 20(3), pages 317-337. (2009)

  • ‘Exporting, Productivity and Agglomeration’ (with David Greenaway), European Economic Review. Vol. 52(5), pages 919-939 (2008)

  • ‘Overseas Trading Costs and Firm Export Performance’ (with Mauro Pisu and Zhihong Yu) Canadian Journal of Economics Vol. 41(2), pages 639-669. (2008)

  • ‘Surviving Globalisation’ (with David Greenaway and Joakim Gullstrand). Journal of International Economics Vol. 74(2), pages 264-277. (2008)

  • ‘Trade Creation, Replacement, and Destruction in Regional Trade Agreements: Micro-level Evidence for the UK ’ (with Sourafel Girma and Mauro Pisu), Review of International Economics, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp.142-158. (2008)

  • ‘Financial Factors and Exporting Decisions’ (with Alessandra Guariglia and David Greenaway), Journal of International Economics, Vol. 73, No. 2, pp 377-395. (2007)

  • ‘Industry differences in the effect of export market entry: learning by exporting?’ (with David Greenaway), Review of World Economics/Weltwirstschaftliches Archiv, Vol. 143,  pp. 416-432. (2007)

  • ‘Do exporters have anything to learn from foreign multinationals?’ (with Sourafel Girma and Mauro Pisu), European Economic Review, Vol. 51, No. 4. pp. 993-1010 (2007)

  • ‘Firm heterogeneity, exporting and foreign direct investment’ (with David Greenaway), The Economic Journal. Vol. 117, Issue 517, pp. F134-161. (2007)

  • ‘Industrial linkages an export spillovers from FDI’ (with Mauro Pisu), The World Economy, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 105-134. (2007)

  • ‘Exporting may not always boost firm level productivity’, (with David Greenaway and Joakim Gullstrand) Review of World Economics/Weltwirstschaftliches Archiv, Vol. 141, No. 4, pp561-582 (2006)

  • ‘Exporting and Productivity: Theory, evidence and future research’, Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 303-312. (2006)

  • ‘Exports versus FDI: An empirical test’ (with Sourafel Girma and Mauro Pisu), Review of World Economics/Weltwirstschaftliches Archiv, Vol. 141, No 2, pp. 193-218. (2005)

  • ‘Exporting and Productivity in the UK’. (with David Greenaway) Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 20. No. 3, pp. 429-439. (2004)

  • ‘Export Oriented FDI in the UK’. (with Mauro Pisu) Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 20. No. 3, pp. 358-371. (2004)

  • ‘Does Exporting Lead to Better Performance: A Microeconometric Analysis of Matched Firms’. (with Sourafel Girma & David Greenaway) Review of International Economics, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 855-866. (2004)

  • ‘Export market exit and performance dynamics: A causality analysis of matched firms’. (with Sourafel Girma and David Greenaway), Economics Letters, Vol. 80, No. 2, pp. 181-187. (2003)

Fiscal Policy and Growth

  • ‘Corporate taxation and productivity catch-up: evidence from European firms’ (with Norman Gemmell, Danny McGowan, Ismael Sanz and Jose Sanz-Sanz), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 120, pp. 372-399. (2018)

  • ‘A survey of the output effects of tax reforms from a policy perspective’, (with Florian Misch) Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol 35, pp. 165-192. (2017)

  • ‘Does the composition of government expenditure matter for long-run GDP levels’, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol 78, pp. 552-547 (2016)

  • ‘Why does government investment fail to raise economic growth? The role of corruption’ Manchester School, Vol 83(6), pp.623-651, (2015).

  • ‘Using surveys of business perceptions as a guide to growth-enhancing fiscal reforms’ (with Florian Misch and Norman Gemmell)  The Economics of Transition, Vol 22(4), pp.683-725, (2014).

  • ‘The growth effects of tax rates in the OECD,’ (with Norman Gemmell and Ismael Sanz) Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol 47(4), pp.1217-1255, (2014).

  • ‘The effects of public spending composition on firm productivity,’ (with Florian Misch) Economic Inquiry, Vol. 52(4), pp. 1525-1542, (2014).

  • ‘Fiscal Decentralization And Economic Growth: Spending Versus Revenue Decentralization’ (with Norman Gemmell and Ismael Sanz), Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51(4), pp. 1915-1931, (2013)

  • ‘Growth and Welfare Maximization in Models of Public Finance and Endogenous Growth,’ (with Norman Gemmell and Florian Misch) Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 15(6), pp. 939-967, (2013).

  • ‘The timing and the persistence of fiscal policy impacts on economic growth’ (with Norman Gemmell and Ismael Sanz) Economic Journal, Vol.121 (550), pp.F33-F58. (2011)

  • ‘Foreign investment, international trade and the size and structure of public expenditures’ (with Norman Gemmell and Ismael Sanz) European Journal of Political Economy. Vol. 24(1), pages 151-171 (2008)

  • ‘Business Cycle Volatility, Uncertainty and Economic Growth’ (with Garry Young), The Manchester School, Vol. 69, No. 5, pp.534-552. (2001)

  • ‘Testing the Endogenous Growth Model: Public Expenditure, Taxation and Growth over the Long-Run’. (with Mike Bleaney & Norman Gemmell) Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 36-57. (2001)

  • ‘Growth, Public Policy and the Government Budget Constraint: Evidence from OECD countries’. (with Mike Bleaney & Norman Gemmell) Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 74, No. 2 (1999)

Other Papers

  • ‘Closure within multi-plant firms: evidence from Japan’ (with Danny McGowan, Tomohiko Inui and Toshiyuki Matsuura) Review of World Economics Vol. 148(3), pp. 647-668, (2012).

  • ‘Trade Liberalisation and Economic Growth’ (with Wyn Morgan and Sunti Kanchanahattakij) World Economy. Vol. 31(6), pages 701-719. (2008)

  • ‘A contribution to the empirics of press freedom and corruption’ (with Sebastian Freille and Emran Haque), European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 838-862. (2007)

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