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What Really Drives Innovation In Exporting Firms? A Study of the Role of Management Skill in Ghanaian Manufacturing Firms

Authors: Francis MULANGU and Michael KOTTOH The paper estimates the impact of exports on firms’ investments in innovation (new technology and skills); and evaluates the role of management in determining the scale of this impact. We report two main findings: We find that exports have a positive impact on firms’ accumulation of technology and skills. […]

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Exports, Price Transmission, and Wage Inequality: Evidence Using the Case of the Impact of AGOA in Ghanaian Manufacturing Firms

Authors: Francis MULANGU Published Papers: Forthcoming in Journal of African Development. The paper presents evidence of the relationship between exports and wage inequality using manufacturing firm-level data from Ghana. After contextualizing the Ghanaian manufacture sector a dynamic difference-in-differences model was used to compare exporting firms to matched non-exporting ones before and after the African Growth […]