Mark Roberts

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Professor, Economics
Director, Federal Statistical Research Data Center

Research Summary

Interested in applied micro economics and industrial organization. His current research addresses empirical modeling of entry, exit and sunk costs as well as productivity and firm turnover.

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Recent Publications

The role of firm factors in demand, cost, and export market selection for chinese footwear producers

Roberts, M. J., Xu, D. Y., Fan, X. & Zhang, S., Oct 1 2018, In: Review of Economic Studies. 85, 4, p. 2429-2461 33 p.

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Dynamic R&D choice and the impact of the firm's financial strength

Peters, B., Roberts, M. J. & Vuong, V. A., Feb 17 2017, In: Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 26, 1-2, p. 134-149 16 p.

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Estimating dynamic R&D choice: an analysis of costs and long-run benefits

Peters, B., Roberts, M. J., Vuong, V. A. & Fryges, H., Jun 1 2017, In: RAND Journal of Economics. 48, 2, p. 409-437 29 p.

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Entry, exit, and the determinants of market structure

Dunne, T., Klimek, S. D., Roberts, M. J. & Xu, D. Y., Sep 2013, In: RAND Journal of Economics. 44, 3, p. 462-487 26 p.

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Empirical modeling of R&D demand in a dynamic framework

Roberts, M. J. & Vuong, V. A., Jun 2013, In: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. 35, 2, p. 185-205 21 p.

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R&D investment, exporting, and productivity dynamics

Aw, B. Y., Roberts, M. J. & Xu, D. Y., Jun 2011, In: American Economic Review. 101, 4, p. 1312-1344 33 p.

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R&D investments, exporting, and the evolution of firm productivity

Aw, B. Y., Roberts, M. J. & Xu, D. Y., May 2008, In: American Economic Review. 98, 2, p. 451-456 6 p.

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Export market participation, investments in R&D and worker training, and the evolution of firm productivity

Aw, B. Y., Roberts, M. J. & Winston, T., Jan 1 2007, In: World Economy. 30, 1, p. 83-104 22 p.

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Market entry costs, producer heterogeneity, and export dynamics

Das, S., Roberts, M. J. & Tybout, J. R., May 2007, In: Econometrica. 75, 3, p. 837-873 37 p.

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