Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Finishing the Job
After a couple of (more) weeks of struggle I finalized my second ASP paper with a bang, this being that I used some LaTeX to type it in. Regardless of the fact that I am a novice in that and I couldn't find the perfect shell for my taste, the paper looks great and I am pleased also by the content:))..In this one, I compare the contribution of embodied versus disembodied spillovers of knowledge from abroad on transitional countries from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as former Soviet states from Central Asia. The results reveal trade (in intermediate and in direct technology purchases) to be the most important channel, while foreign direct investment and patenting are significant carriers of technology but with lesser impacts.