Industrial Espionage and Productivity
作者: Albrecht GlitzErik Meyersson
作者单位: 1Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IPEG, and Barcelona GSE (email: )
2 Handelsbanken Capital Markets (email: )
刊名: American Economic Review, 2020, Vol.110 (4), pp.1055-1103
来源数据库: American Economic Association
DOI: 10.1257/aer.20171732
原始语种摘要: In this paper, we investigate the economic returns to industrial espionage. We show that the flow of information provided by East German informants in the West over the period 1970–1989 led to a significant narrowing of sectoral TFP gaps between West and East Germany. These economic returns were primarily driven by relatively few high-quality pieces of information and particularly large in sectors closer to the West German technological frontier. Our findings suggest that the East-to-West German TFP ratio would have been 13.3 percent lower at the end of the Cold War had East Germany not engaged in industrial espionage in the West. (JEL L16, N44, O33, O38, O47, P24 )
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  • returns 返回粉末
  • espionage 刺探
  • economic 经济的
  • information 报告
  • frontier 境界
  • technological 工芝的
  • German 德国人
  • percent 百分率
  • industrial 工业的
  • primarily 首先