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Inventors and Firm Innovation: Evidence from the U.S. World War I Draft

Yoon, Chungeun

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Abstract

I investigate the impact of individual inventors on a firm’s innovation activity using the WWI draft as an exogenous shock to the labor supply of inventors. I find that the loss of inventors working with a firm decreases the firm’s inventions, the loss of other inventors in the same geographical location does not affect the firm’s inventions, and the loss of inventors in the same industry increases the firm’s inventions. Industry level data indicates that the loss of inventors attracts new inventors and firms to the industry. New ideas and generations are generated, given a vacancy in the space of ideas.

Issue Date
2020-03
Publisher
Working Paper
Keywords
Inventor; Firm innovation; WWI
Pages
41
URL
https://chungeunyoon.github.io/ChungeunYoon_JMP.pdf
Language
ENG
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