Working Paper

Learning on the Quick and Cheap: Gains from Trade through Imported Expertise


  • James R. Markusen
  • Thomas F. Rutherford
Publication Date

Gains from productivity and knowledge transmission arising from the presence of foreign firms has received a good deal of empirical attention, but micro-foundations for this mechanism are weak . Here we focus on production by foreign experts who may train


JEL Classification
F13, F23

Key Words

  • imported expertise
  • learning
  • multinationals
  • transmission mechanism