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Griffith, Rachel

Works: 76 works in 264 publications in 1 language and 1,216 library holdings
Genres: Patterns 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HD41, 338.9001
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Most widely held works by Rachel Griffith
Competition and growth : reconciling theory and evidence by Philippe Aghion ( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Competition and Growth, Philippe Aghion and Rachel Griffith offer the first serious attempt to provide a unified and coherent account of the effect competition policy and deregulated entry has on economic growth." "The book takes the form of a dialogue between an applied theorist calling on "Schumpeterian growth" models and a microeconometrician employing new techniques to gauge competition and entry. In each chapter, theoretical models are systematically confronted with empirical data, which either invalidates the models or suggests changes in the modeling strategy."--BOOK JACKET
Characteristics of foreign-owned firms in British manufacturing by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper describes the characteristics of manufacturing establishments in Britain over the period 1980 to 1996, paying particular attention to differences between establishments of different ownership nationalities. The findings suggest that establishments that are always foreign-owned have significantly higher labour productivity than those that remain under domestic ownership. In addition, labour productivity improves faster over time and faster with age in foreign-owned establishments. The difference in labour productivity is matched by an equivalent difference in levels of investment per employee. Establishments that change ownership nationality do not seem to experience very large changes in labour productivity levels. The proportion of skilled workers in the workplace, and wages for both skilled and operative workers are higher in foreign-owned establishments than domestic-owned, in line with differences in labour productivity
Is distance dying at last? falling home bias in fixed effects models of patent citations by Rachel Griffith ( )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We examine the home bias of international knowledge spillovers as measured by the speed of patent citations (i.e. knowledge spreads slowly over international boundaries). We present the first compelling econometric evidence that the geographical localization of knowledge spillovers has fallen over time, as we would expect from the dramatic fall in communication and travel costs. Our proposed estimator controls for correlated fixed effects and censoring in duration models and we apply it to data on over two million citations between 1975 and 1999. Home bias declines substantially when we control for fixed effects: there is practically no home bias for the more modern sectors such as pharmaceuticals and information/communication technologies
Taxing profits in a changing world by Lucy Chennells ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report looks at how corporate income taxes have changed over the past two decades, what incentives they provide for domestic and international investment, and whether changes in the international economy have helped shape these reforms
Innovation and productivity across four European countries by Rachel Griffith ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper compares the role innovation plays in productivity across the four European countries France, Germany, Spain and the UK using firm-level data from the internationally harmonized Community Innovation Surveys (CIS3). Despite a considerable number of national firm-level studies analysing this relationship, cross-country comparisons using micro data are still rare. We apply a structural model that describes the link between R&D expenditure, innovation output and productivity (CDM model). Our econometric results suggest that overall the systems driving innovation and productivity are remarkably similar across these four countries, although we also find interesting differences, particularly in the variation in productivity that is associated with more or less innovative activities
Do prices and attributes explain international differences in food purchases? by Pierre Dubois ( )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Food purchases differ substantially across countries. We use detailed household level data from the US, France and the UK to (i) document these differences; (ii) estimate a demand system for food and nutrients, and (iii) simulate counterfactual choices if households faced prices and nutritional characteristics from other countries. We find that differences in prices and characteristics are important and can explain some difference (e.g., US-France difference in caloric intake), but generally cannot explain many of the compositional patterns by themselves. Instead, it seems an interaction between the economic environment and differences in preferences is needed to explain cross country differences
The link between product market reform and macro-economic performance by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Timing and quantity of consumer purchases and the consumer price index by Rachel Griffith ( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A common approach to measuring price changes is to look at the change of the expenditure needed to purchase a fixed basket of goods. It is well-known that this approach suffers from problems and creates several biases in the measurement of price changes faced by consumers. Substitution and outlet bias, two commonly studied concerns, are both driven by consumer choices of what and where to buy. However, consumers also make other choices, including how much and when to buy. We discuss the implications of consumers' timing and quantity decisions have on standard practices of computing of computing a price index. We use household-level data on quantities purchased and prices paid to construct a measure of the savings made by consumers' optimizing behaviour in the purchase of food. In particular, we compare the prices actually paid by the consumers to various alternatives that do not allow for substitution. Our analysis suggests that the average consumer makes significant, and comparable in magnitude, savings from the four dimensions of choice that we study. Furthermore, our data suggests significant heterogeneity in consumer behavior, and that this behavior is correlated with demographics. Our findings suggest that ignoring timing and quantity decisions, when computing a price index, can generate biases on the order of magnitude of substitution and outlet biases
The geographic distribution of production activity in the UK by Michael P Devereux ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The link between product market reform, innovation and EU macroeconomic performance by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Productivity convergence and foreign ownership at the establishment level by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper investigates whether there is convergence in Total Factor Productivity towards the technological frontier at the establishment level. We find convergence to the frontier is statistically and quantitatively important, suggesting the existence of technology spillovers. Foreign multinationals make up a significant proportion of establishments at the technological frontier, and therefore make a contribution to productivity growth through technology transfer. We also find evidence that increased foreign presence within an industry raises the speed of convergence to the technological frontier"--London School of Economics web site
Quilts made with love : to celebrate, comfort and show you care by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do R&D tax credits work? : evidence from a panel of countries, 1979-97 by Nick Bloom ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Product market reform and innovation in the EU by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"European Union countries have implemented widespread reforms to product markets to stimulate competition, innovation, and economic growth. We provide empirical evidence that the reforms carried out under the EU Single Market Programme (SMP) were associated with increased product market competition, as measured by a reduction in average profitability, and with a subsequent increase in innovation intensity and productivity growth for manufacturing sectors. Our analysis exploits exogenous variation in the expected impact of the SMP across countries and industries to identify the effects of reforms on average profitability, and the effects of profitability on innovation and productivity growth."--Editor
Mapping the two faces of R&D : productivity growth in a panel of OECD industries by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Product market reforms, labour market institutions and unemployment by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evaluating tax policy for location decisions by Michael Devereux ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Employment protection legislation, multinational firms and innovation by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theoretical effects of labour regulations such as employment protection legislation (EPL) on innovation is ambiguous, and empirical evidence has thus far been inconclusive. EPL increases job security and the greater enforceability of job contracts may increase worker investment in innovative activity. On the other hand EPL increases adjustment costs faced by firms, and this may lead to under-investment in activities that are likely to require adjustment, including technologically advanced innovation. In this paper we find empirical evidence that both effects are at work - multinational enterprises locate more innovative activity in countries with high EPL, however they locate more technologically advanced innovation in countries with low EPL. -- Innovation ; employment protection ; multinational firm location
Household willingness to pay for organic products by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How does UK retail productivity measure up? by Rachel Griffith ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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