主持人：余淼杰 余昌华 王歆
题目：Learning by hiring: Manager experience and firm exports
摘要：We open the black box of the export spillover effects documented in the literature by identifying one specific channel through which firms can learn from existing exporters. In particular, we explore the role of firm managers in transferring export-related knowledge from previous employers to current employers. To do so, we hand-collect detailed individual level information about top managers and directors for all Chinese listed firms and merge it with the Chinese custom data. The merged dataset allows us to identify each manager's previous exporting experience at the highly disaggregated destination-product-year level. Our results show that managers' previous exporting experience is an important determinant of their current employers' exporting behavior. Hiring a new manager who has knowledge of a particular product (foreign market) is associated with a significant increase in a firm's probability (volume) of exporting the same product (to the same destination).
主讲人简介：林曙，复旦大学经济学教授，国际金融系主任。2005年于University of Oklahoma获得经济学博士学位。主要研究方向是国际金融、货币政策、应用宏观。论文发表于Journal of Monetary Economics，Journal of International Money and Finance，Journal of Development Economics，The Review of Economics and Statistics等国际权威期刊。2016年至今，任China Journal of Economics合作编辑。并担任Journal of Macroeconomics，Economic Inquiry等期刊的审稿人。