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    • Local Industrial Structures and Female Entrepreneurship in India 

      Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William Robert; O'Connell, Stephen D. (2013-05-31)
      We analyze the spatial determinants of female entrepreneurship in India in the manufacturing and services sectors. We focus on the presence of incumbent female-owned businesses and their role in promoting higher subsequent ...
    • The Logic of Agglomeration 

      Duranton, Gilles; Kerr, William Robert (2015-11-04)
      This review discusses frontier topics in economic geography as they relate to firms and agglomeration economies. We focus on areas where empirical research is scarce but possible. We first outline a conceptual framework ...
    • Networks and the Macroeconomy: An Empirical Exploration 

      Acemoglu, Daron; Akcigit, Ufuk; Kerr, William Robert (2015-07-21)
      The propagation of macroeconomic shocks through input-output and geographic networks can be a powerful driver of macroeconomic fluctuations. We first exposit that in the presence of Cobb-Douglas production functions and ...
    • Political Reservations and Women’s Entrepreneurship in India 

      Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William Robert; O'Connell, Stephen D. (Elsevier, 2014-10-28)
      We quantify the link between the timing of state-level implementations of political reservations for women in India with the role of women in India's manufacturing sector. While overall employment of women in manufacturing ...
    • Proximate Causes: The Influence of Agglomeration, Access to Finance, and Infrastructure on US Economic Growth, 1860-1990 

      Lee, James Grant (2015-05-11)
      Location matters. A firm's proximity to other firms, finance, and infrastructure affects its profitability and productivity. My dissertation examines how. In chapter one, I quantify the underlying sources of agglomeration, ...
    • Skilled Immigration and the Employment Structures 

      Kerr, Sari Pekkala; Kerr, William Robert; Lincoln, William F. (University of Chicago Press, 2014-05-13)
      We study the impact of skilled immigrants on the employment structures of U.S. firms using matched employer-employee data. Unlike most previous work, we use the firm as the lens of analysis to account for a greater level ...
    • Social Networks, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship 

      Kerr, William Robert; Mandorff, Martin (2015-11-04)
      We study the relationship between ethnicity, occupational choice, and entrepreneurship. Immigrant groups in the United States cluster in specific business sectors. For example, Koreans are 34 times more likely than other ...
    • Spatial Determinants of Entrepreneurship in India 

      Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William Robert; O'Connell, Stephen (Taylor & Francis, 2013-10-07)
      We analyze the spatial determinants of entrepreneurship in India in the manufacturing and services sectors. Among general district traits, quality of physical infrastructure and workforce education are the strongest ...
    • Taxation, Corruption, and Growth 

      Aghion, Philippe; Akcigit, Ufuk; Cage, Julia; Kerr, William Robert (Elsevier, 2016)
      We build an endogenous growth model to analyze the relationships between taxation, corruption, and economic growth. Entrepreneurs lie at the center of the model and face disincentive effects from taxation but acquire ...
    • Transition to Clean Technology 

      Acemoglu, Daron; Akcigit, Ufuk; Hanley, Douglas; Kerr, William Robert (2014-12-12)
      We develop a microeconomic model of endogenous growth where clean and dirty technologies compete in production and innovation, in the sense that research can be directed to either clean or dirty technologies. If dirty ...
    • U.S. High-Skilled Immigration, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Empirical Approaches and Evidence 

      Kerr, William Robert (2014-01-13)
      High-skilled immigrants are a very important component of U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship. Immigrants account for roughly a quarter of U.S. workers in these fields, and they have a similar contribution in terms of ...