Mark J. Roberts

Professor of Economics and Research Associate NBER
Joined the faculty in 1980
Ph.D., 1980, University of Wisconsin
Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics 


Address: 513 Kern Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-1535
FAX: (814) 863-4775
email: mroberts@psu.edu


Complete Vita

 

Links to Recent Papers   

Estimating Dynamic R&D Demand: An Analysis of Costs and Long-Run Benefits, with Bettina Peters, Van Anh Vuong, and Helmut Fryges, NBER Working Paper 19374, August 2013, revised January 2014

Empirical Modeling of R&D Demand in a Dynamic Framework, with Van Anh Vuong, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, June 2013.

 Entry, Exit and the Determinants of Market Structure, with Timothy Dunne, Shawn Klimek and Daniel Yi Xu, NBER Working Paper 15313, Revised May 2013, The Rand Journal of Economics, Fall 2013, pp.462-487.

 A Structural Model of Demand, Cost, and Export Market Selection for Chinese Footwear Producers, with Daniel Yi Xu, Xiaoyan Fan, and Shengxing Zhang, January 2012, NBER Working Paper 17725.

Links to Articles on Exports and Trade

 R&D Investment, Exporting, and Productivity Dynamics, with Bee Yan Aw and Daniel Yi Xu, American Economic Review, June 2011

R&D Investments, Exporting, and the Evolution of Firm Productivity, with Bee Yan Aw and Daniel Yi Xu, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2008.

Market Entry Costs, Producer Heterogeneity, and Export Dynamics, with Sanghamitra Das and James R. Tybout, Econometrica, May 2007.

Export Market Participation, Investments in R&D and Worker Training, and the Evolution of Firm Productivity, with Bee Yan Aw and Tor Winston, The World Economy, January 2007

Firm Heterogeneity and Export-Domestic Price Differentials: A Study of Taiwanese Electronics Products, with Bee Yan Aw and Geeta Batra, Journal of International Economics, June 2001

Productivity and Turnover in the Export Market: Micro Evidence from Taiwan and South Korea,  with Bee Yan Aw and Sukkyun Chung, The World Bank Economic Review, January 2000.

The Decision to Export in Colombia: An Empirical Model of Entry with Sunk Costs, with James R. Tybout, American Economic Review, September 1997.

Colombia, 1977-1985: Producer Turnover, Margins, and Trade Exposure, Chapter 10 in Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries: Micro Patterns of Turnover, Productivity, and Market Structure, Mark J. Roberts and James R. Tybout, Oxford University Press, 1996.

Links to Articles in Industrial Organization

The Dynamics of Market Structure and Market Size in Two Health Services Industries, with Timothy Dunne, Shawn Klimek and Daniel Yi Xu, in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data, edited by Timothy Dunne, J. Bradford Jensen, and Mark J. Roberts, University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Exit from Regional Manufacturing Markets:  The Role of Entrant Experience, with Timothy Dunne and Shawn Klimek,  International Journal of Industrial Organization, June 2005.

Output Price and Markup Dispersion in Producer Micro Data: The Roles of Producer Heterogeneity and Noise,  with Dylan Supina, Advances in Applied Microeconomics, Vol 9, Industrial Organization, Michael Baye (ed.), JAI Press, 2000.

Output Price, Markups, and Producer Size, (with Dylan Supina), European Economic Review, April 1996.

The Role of Technology Use in the Survival and Growth of Manufacturing Plants, with Mark Doms and Timothy Dunne, International Journal of Industrial Organization, December 1995.

Costs, Demand, and Imperfect Competition as Determinants of Plant-Level Output Prices, with Timothy Dunne, in Empirical Studies in Industrial Organizations: Essays in Honor of Leonard W. Weiss, D.B Audretsch and J.J. Siegfried (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992.

The Growth and Failure of U.S. Manufacturing Plants with Timothy Dunne and Larry Samuelson, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 1989.

An Empirical Analysis of Dynamic, Non-Price Competition in an Oligopolistic Industry with Larry Samuelson, The Rand Journal of Economics, Summer 1988.

Patterns of Firm Entry and Exit in U.S. Manufacturing Industries,  with Timothy Dunne and Larry Samuelson, The Rand Journal of Economics, Winter 1988.

Links to Articles on Productivity

Productivity, Output, and Failure: A Comparison of Taiwanese and Korean Manufacturers,  with Bee Yan Aw and Sukkyun Chung, Economic Journal, November 2003

Firm-Level Evidence on Productivity Differentials and Turnover in Taiwanese Manufacturing,  with Bee Yan Aw and Xiaomin Chen, Journal of Development Economics, October 2001.

 Producer Turnover and Productivity Growth in Developing Countries  with James R. Tybout, The World Bank Research Observer, February 1997.

Links to Articles in Labor Economics

The Long Run Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labor in Columbian Manufacturing Plants, with Emmanuel Skoufias, Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1997.

Employment Flows and Producer Turnover, Chapter 2 in Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries: Micro Patterns of Turnover, Productivity, and Market Structure, Mark J. Roberts and James R. Tybout, Oxford University Press, 1996.

The Duration of Employment Opportunities in U.S. Manufacturing with Timothy Dunne, Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1991.

Plant Turnover and Gross Employment Flows in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector with Timothy Dunne and Larry Samuelson, Journal of Labor Economics, January 1989.

 

Links to Edited Books and Monograph

Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data edited with Timothy Dunne and J. Bradford Jensen, University of Chicago Press, forthcoming in 2008.

 What Makes Exports Boom? with James R. Tybout, Directions in Development Series, The World Bank, 1997.

Industrial Evolution in Developing Countries: Micro Patterns of Turnover, Productivity, and Market Structure, edited with James R. Tybout, Oxford University Press, 1996.

 

   

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