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    • Aid and Fertility 

      Bahar, Dany (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2009-05)
      This paper uses a panel data from developing countries to study the relationship between foreign aid flows and fertility rates. By making use of natural disasters in neighboring countries as an instrumental variable to ...
    • The Birth and Growth of New Export Clusters: Which Mechanisms Drive Diversification? 

      Bahar, Dany; Stein, Ernesto; Wagner, Rodrigo; Rosenow, Samuel (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2017-09)
      Export diversification is associated with economic growth and development. Our paper explores competing mechanisms that mediate the emergence and growth of export products based on their economic relatedness to pre-existing ...
    • Does Birthplace Diversity Affect Economic Complexity? Cross-country Evidence 

      Bahar, Dany; Rapoport, Hillel; Turati, Riccardo (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2020-03)
      We empirically investigate the relationship between a country’s economic complexity and the diversity in the birthplaces of its immigrants. Our cross-country analysis suggests that countries with higher birthplace diversity ...
    • Essays on the Transmission and Diffusion of Productive Knowledge in International Economics 

      Bahar, Dany (2014-06-06)
      Numerous empirical studies have shown the difficulties associated with the transmission of knowledge and the limitations of its diffusion process. What are the implications of these difficulties and limitations to international ...
    • Fool's Gold: On the Impact of Venezuelan Devaluations in Multinational Stock Prices 

      Bahar, Dany; Molina, Alberto; Santos, Miguel Angel (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2018-06)
      This paper documents negative cumulative abnormal returns (CARs) to five exchange rate devaluations in Venezuela within the context of stiff exchange controls and large black-market premiums, using daily stock prices for ...
    • The Hardships of Long Distance Relationships: Time Zone Proximity and Knowledge Transmission within Multinational Firms 

      Bahar, Dany (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2019-08)
      Using a unique dataset on worldwide multinational corporations with precise location of headquarters and affiliates, I present evidence of a trade-off between distance to the headquarters and the knowledge intensity of the ...
    • International Knowledge Diffusion and the Comparative Advantage of Nations 

      Bahar, Dany; Hausmann, Ricardo; Hidalgo, Cesar A (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2012)
      In this paper we document that the probability that a product is added to a country’s export basket is, on average, 65% larger if a neighboring country is a successful exporter of that same product. We interpret our result ...
    • Japan’s Economic Puzzle 

      Bahar, Dany; Hausmann, Ricardo; Arcay Finlay, Guillermo; Daboin Pacheco, Jesus (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2024-03)
      In examining the economic landscape of Japan through a conventional lens, one might conclude that its performance is lackluster, particularly when compared to other advanced economies like the United States and Germany. ...
    • The Middle Productivity Trap: Dynamics of Productivity Dispersion 

      Bahar, Dany (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2017-09)
      Using a worldwide firm-level panel dataset I document a "U-shaped" relationship between productivity growth and baseline levels within each country and industry. That is, fast productivity growth is concentrated at both ...
    • Migrant Inventors and the Technological Advantage of Nations 

      Bahar, Dany; Choudhury, Prithwiraj; Rapoport, Hillel (2020-11)
      We investigate the relationship between the presence of migrant inventors and the dynamics of innovation in the migrants’ receiving countries. We find that countries are 25 to 60 percent more likely to gain advantage in ...
    • Migrant Investors and the Technological Advantage of Nations 

      Bahar, Dany; Choudhury, Prithwiraj; Rapoport, Hillel (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2020-02)
      We investigate the relationship between the presence of migrant inventors and the dynamics of innovation in the migrants’ receiving countries. We find that countries are 25 to 60 percent more likely to gain advantage in ...
    • Migration and Post-conflict Reconstruction: The Effect of Returning Refugees on Export Performance in the Former Yugoslavia 

      Bahar, Dany; Hauptmann, Andreas; Özgüzel, Cem; Rapoport, Hillel (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2019-11)
      During the early 1990s Germany offered temporary protection to over 700,000 Yugoslavian refugees fleeing war. By 2000, many had been repatriated. We exploit this natural experiment to investigate the role of migrants in ...
    • Neighbors and the Evolution of the Comparative Advantage of Nations: Evidence of International Knowledge Diffusion? 

      Bahar, Dany; Hausmann, Ricardo; Hidalgo, César A. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2013-07)
      The literature on knowledge diffusion shows that it decays strongly with distance. In this paper we document that the probability that a product is added to a country’s export basket is, on average, 65% larger if a neighboring ...
    • One More Resource Curse: Dutch Disease and Export Concentration 

      Bahar, Dany; Santos, Miguel (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2016-05)
      Economists have long discussed the negative effect of Dutch disease episodes on the non-resource tradable sector as a whole, but little has been said on its impact on the composition of the non-resource export sector. This ...