International business visits and the technology frontier

Steve Dowrick, Massimiliano Tani*

*Corresponding author for this work

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We study the effect of international business trips on the productivity of twelve Australian industries during 1991/2-2005/6.We find strong positive effects, particularly for departing, rather than incoming, international visits. This result supports viewing business visits as investments rather than expenditures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • Growth
  • International business visits
  • Knowledge
  • Productivity


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