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This thesis comprises three essays on the international movement of merchandise and people. The first essay measures the effects of foreign aid flows on a donor's merchandise exports. On average, donor countries tie approximately 50% of their foreign aid to exports, but the export stimulation of aid...
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In the early 1990s, donor countries tied approximately 50% of their foreign aid to exports. The export stimulation of aid may have exceeded the amount that is directly tied. This paper uses the gravity model of trade to statistically test the link between aid and export expansion. The results sugges...
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Does innovation thrive best in industry clusters? That is, is a company more likely to be innovative if it is located close to many of its rivals? And what role does research at a local university play on industrial innovation? A recent study based on data from a Statistics Canada innovation survey,...
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A link between immigration, imports, and exports has been found by a number of papers that have used the gravity equation to analyze bilateral trade patterns. We discuss what this research implies about the mechanisms through which immigrants expand trade and identify strengths and weakness of the v...
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There is widespread agreement that transformational leadership is a model of leadership that has come of age and the qualities/characteristics of transformational leaders are greatly desired in leaders within our organizations today. However, in a time of financial restraint when organizations are c...