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Trade Induced Technical Change? The Impact of Chinese Imports on Innovation, IT and Productivity

Nicholas Bloom, Mirko Draca, John Van Reenen

NBER Working Paper No. 16717
Issued in January 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank the Economic and Social Research Council, Anglo-German Foundation, the European Commission, the Alfred Sloan Foundation, and the National Science Foundation for their financial support. Helpful comments have been received from Steve Redding, Elhanan Helpman, our formal discussants (Oriana Bandiera, Allan Collard-Wexler, Francesco Daveri, Fritz Foley, Andrei Levchenko, Marc Melitz, Ralf Ossa, Peter Schott and Reinhilde Veugelers) and from seminar audiences in Aarhus, AEA, Brussels, Berkeley, Boston University, Brown, CEMFI, Colorado, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Houston, LSE, Mannheim, Maryland, Minnesota, MIT, NBER, NYU Stern, OECD, Penn State, Princeton, PSE, San Francisco Fed, Sciences Po, Stanford, SITE, Texas, Toronto, UC Davis, UCLA, UCSC, Warwick, World Bank, Yale, ZEW and Zurich. Charles Wang has provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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