In October 2013, Jun Hou successfully defended his PhD thesis on ‘Complementarity in Innovation and Development: A Cross-country Comparison’. Having analysed several thousand firms in more than 30 developing countries, he gives a range of recommendations. In particular, these are based on commonly found obstacles including competition, finance, skilled labour and tax regimes. In answering the questions for our blog, Hou explains the context of his research and how he made use of massive datasets from the World Bank. See the links for more.
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