Knowledge Spillovers from Multinationals to Local Firms: International and Irish Evidence

April 12, 2018 4:00PM


Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2.

Registration: There is no fee to attend this event but please register your attendance HERE.

Seminar Topic:

Multinational firms are associated with new technologies and advanced organisational know-how which could potentially generate positive effects on the performance of domestic firms. The speakers will present recent research-based international and Irish evidence on the main channels for knowledge spillovers from multinationals and their effects on the productivity and trade performance of domestic firms. On the basis of this evidence, the speakers will discuss implications for policies aimed at enhancing the diffusion of new knowledge and technologies from multinationals to domestic firms.

Speaker Bios:

Dr Iulia Siedschlag is Associate Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. She leads the ESRI’s research programme on Internationalisation and Competitiveness. Iulia has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals and books, especially on international trade, foreign direct investment, innovation, productivity and economic growth in Ireland and other European Union countries. She has been awarded a significant number of research grants from international and national organisations and has successfully led a large number of international research consortia involving research institutes and universities from Europe. Iulia has been appointed to numerous Expert Groups and provided policy advice to national and international organisations including the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank Institute, the International Labour Organization, and the World Economic Forum.

Dr Mattia Di Ubaldo is Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, and Research Affiliate at the ESRI. His research areas are international trade, the economics of innovation, industrial economics and applied econometrics.

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