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Diego.Comin
@dartmouth.edu

(603) 646-2531
(617) 588-1428

Research Areas

  • Macroeconomics
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Economic Development
  • International economics

Research


Select Working Papers

"Supply Chain Constraints and Inflation" with Robert C. Johnson, and Callum Jones.

"Income-Driven Labor-Market Polarization" with Ana Danieli, and Martí Mestieri. (Revise and Resubmit Review of Economic Studies.)

"Offshoring and Inflation" with Robert C. Johnson. (Revise and Resubmit Review of Economic Studies.)

Journal Articles

"Exporting and Technology Adoption in Brazil" with Xavier Cirera, Marcio Cruz, Kyung Min Lee, and Antonio Martins-Neto, World Trade Review 2023.


"Structural Change with Long-run Income and Price effects" with Martí Mestieri, and Danial Lashkari, Econometrica: January 2021. Online Appendix, ***Wiley Top Cited Article 2021-2022***


"Endogenous Technology Adoption and R&D as Sources of Business Cycle Persistence" with Diego Anzoategui, Mark Gertler, and Joseba Martinez. Summary, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 2019.


"Financial Development and Technology Diffusion" with Ramana Nanda. IMF Economic Review 2019


"If Technology Has Arrived Everywhere, Why Has Income Diverged?" with Martí Mestieri. American Economic Journal 2018.
Adoption Margins Estimates


"When Does Domestic Saving Matter for Economic Growth?" with Aghion, Philippe, Peter Howitt, and Isabel Tecu. IMF Economic Review August 2017.


"Medium Term Business Cycles in Developing Countries"with Norman Loayza, Farooq Pasha, and Luis Serven. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics October 2014.


"How Early Adoption Has Increased Wealth--Until Now" with Bart Hobijn. Harvard Business Review March 2012


"Technology Diffusion and Postwar Growth" with Bart Hobijn. NBER Macroeconomics 2011.


"An Exploration of Technology Diffusion" with Bart Hobijn. American Economic Review 100 December 2010.


"Was the Wealth of Nations Determined in 1000 B.C.?" with Bill Easterly, and Erick Gong. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 2010.


"A Theory of Growth and Volatility at the Aggregate and Firm Level" with Sunil Mulani. Journal of Monetary Economics 2009.


"Testing the Commitment Hypothesis in Contractual Settings: Evidence from Soccer." with Carbonell, Oriol. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 5, no. 4 October 2009.


"Lobbies and Technology Diffusion." with Bart Hobijn. Review of Economics and Statistics May 2009.


"On the Integration of Growth and Business Cycles." Empirica May 2009.


"Turbulent Firms, Turbulent Wages?" with Erica L. Groshen, and Bess Rabin. Journal of Monetary Economics January 2009.


"Technology Usage Lags." with Bart Hobijn and Emilie Rovito. Journal of Economic Growth December 2008.


"A New Approach to Measuring Technology with an Application to the Shape of Diffusion Curves." with Bart Hobijn and Emilie Rovito. Journal of Technology Transfer April 2008.


"Medium-term Business Cycles." with Mark Gertler. American Economic Review June 2006.


"Diverging Trends in Macro and Micro Volatility." with and Sunil Mulani. Review of Economics and Statistics May 2006.


"Using Investment Behavior to Assess the Pervasiveness of Price Mismeasurement." Topics in Macroeconomics 2006.


"The Rise in Firm-Level Volatility: Causes and Consequences." with Thomas Philippon. NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2005.


"R&D: A Small Contribution to Productivity Growth." Journal of Economic Growth December 2004.


"Cross-country Technological Adoption: Making the Theories Face the Facts." with Bart Hobijn. Journal of Monetary Economics January 2004.


"Comment to James Bessen's 'Technology Adoption Costs and Productivity Growth: The 70s as a Technological Revolution'." Review of Economic Dynamics April 2002.


"Convergence in Health: Dream or Reality?" Gaceta Sanitaria 11 1997.

Working Papers

Diego Comin, Johannes Rode, "Do Green Users Become Green Voters?"

Diego A. Comin, Jonathan S. Skinner, Douglas O. Staiger, Overconfidence and Technology Adoption in Health Care

Xavier Cirera, Diego Comin, Marcio Cruz, Kyung Min Lee, Anatomy of Technology in the Firm

Xavier Cirera, Diego Comin, Marcio Cruz, Kyung Min Lee, Jesica Torres, Technology and Resilience

Diego Comin, Javier Quintana, Tom Schmitz, Antonella Trigari, "Revisiting Productivity Dynamics in Europe: A New Measure of Utilization-Adjusted TFP Growth" TPF Data: TFP Measures.xlsx

Diego Comin, Mark Gertler, and Ana Maria Santacreu, "Technology Innovation and Diffusion as Sources of Output and Asset Price Fluctuations."

Books

Bridging the Technological Divide : Technology Adoption by Firms in Developing Countries,  World Bank Productivity Project

 

Many of the main problems facing developing countries today and tomorrow--growth, poverty reduction, inequality, food insecurity, job creation, recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and adjustment to climate change--hinge on adopting better technology, a key driver of economic development. Access to technology is not enough: firms have to adopt it. Yet it is precisely the uptake of technology that is lagging in many firms in developing countries. The COVID-19 pandemic drove a big uptake of technology, especially digital technologies. Bridging the Technological Divide: Technology Adoption by Firms in Developing Countries takes advantage of this shift to delve into which firms have adopted and use technologies and to what purpose. To do so, it proposes a new approach to measure and understand the adoption and use of technologies by firms. Specifically, it leverages a new data collection instrument, the Firm-level Adoption of Technology (FAT) survey, which provides a very rich characterization of the technologies used and the processes of adoption by firms in developing countries. This book helps open the "black box" of technology adoption by firms. The seventh volume in the World Bank's Productivity Project series, it will further both research and policy that can be used to support technology adoption by firms in developing countries. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/37527

 

Drivers Of Competitiveness,  World Scientific Publishing UK


Drivers of Competitiveness (DOC) is a collection of case studies that sheds light on the competitiveness of companies and countries. In the context of the global financial crisis and its aftermath, DOC studies the factors that have affected competitiveness and the diversity of responses around the world. The cases and the analytical framework that emerges from the book constitute an essential kit for current and future managers, policy-makers and observers of global dynamics.

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Malaysia Beyond 2020, UTM Press, 2014


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Book Chapters

Comin, Diego A., and Marti Mestieri. Technology Diffusion: Measurement, Causes and Consequences." In Handbook of Economic Growth. Vol. 2, edited by Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf, 565-622. Elsevier, 2014.

Comin, Diego A. "The Intensive Margin of Technology Adoption." In Handbook of Economic Growth, edited by Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf. Elsevier, forthcoming.

Comin, Diego A. "An Exploration of the Japanese Slowdown during the 1990s." In Japan's Bubble, Deflation, and Long-term Stagnation , edited by Koichi Hamada, Anil Kashyap, and David Weinstein. MIT Press, 2011.

Comin, Diego. "Total Factor Productivity." In The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. 2nd ed. Edited by Steven Derlauf and Larry Blume. Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Comin, Diego. "The Harrod-Domar Model." In An Eponymous Dictionary of Economics, edited by C. R. Braun and Julio Segura. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004.

Cases and Teaching Materials

Comin, Diego, Maurice Kuykendoll, and Monne Williams. "Malaysia: Standing on a Single Leaf." Harvard Business School Case 713-007, October 2012.

Comin, Diego, Diana Dimitrova, and Yukiko Tsukamoto. "CoET: Innovation in Africa." Harvard Business School Case 713-021, September 2012.

Comin, Diego, Rohan Gopaldas, and Diego Rehder. "Inkaterra." Harvard Business School Case 713-022, September 2012. (Revised September 2012.)

Comin, Diego A., Mohamed Heikal, and Adam Said. "Egypt: Turbulence, and Transition?" Harvard Business School Case 713-014, August 2012.

Vietor, Richard H. K., and Diego Comin. "South Africa (A): Stuck in the Middle?" Harvard Business School Case 711-084, April 2011. (Revised May 2013.)

Comin, Diego A., and Richard H.K. Vietor. "China 'Unbalanced'." Harvard Business School Case 711-010, July 2010. (Revised March 2012.)

Comin, Diego. "Malaysia IXP: Stuck in the Middle." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 712-041, March 2012.

Comin, Diego A. "Spain: Can the House Resist the Storm? (TN)." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 710-026, October 2009. (Revised March 2012.)

Comin, Diego A., and J. Gunnar Trumbull. "Fraunhofer: Innovation in Germany (TN)." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 711-063, March 2011. (Revised March 2012.)

Comin, Diego A., and Richard H.K. Vietor. China "Unbalanced" (TN). Harvard Business School Teaching Note 711-028, September 2010. (Revised March 2012.)

Comin, Diego. "Drivers of Productivity and Global Competitiveness." Harvard Business School Module Note 712-037, February 2012. (Revised March 2012.)

Comin, Diego A. "Spain: Can the House Resist the Storm?" Harvard Business School Case 709-021, January 2009. (Revised March 2012.)

Comin, Diego A., J. Gunnar Trumbull, and Kerry Yang. "Fraunhofer: Innovation in Germany." Harvard Business School Case 711-022, March 2011. (Revised March 2012.)

Comin, Diego A., and John Abraham. "Malaysia: People First?" Harvard Business School Case 710-033, April 2010. (Revised September 2011.)

Vietor, Richard H. K., and Diego Comin. "South Africa (B): Getting Unstuck?" Harvard Business School Supplement 711-085, April 2011. (Revised December 2012.)

Comin, Diego A., J. Gunnar Trumbull, and Kerry Yang. "Fraunhofer: Five Significant Innovations." Harvard Business School Supplement 711-058, March 2011.

Comin, Diego A. "Business Cycles and the New Challenges of Globalization." Harvard Business School Module Note 711-064, February 2011.

Comin, Diego A. "Malaysia: People First? (TN)." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 711-035, October 2010. (Revised January 2011.)

Comin, Diego A. "The Great Moderation, Dead or Alive?" Harvard Business School Background Note 709-023, January 2009. (Revised January 2011.)

Comin, Diego A. "Peru IXP (TN)." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 711-027, September 2010.

Comin, Diego A., and Richard H. K. Vietor. "China: Getting Richer Still." Harvard Business School Case 710-050, February 2010. (Revised April 2010.)

Comin, Diego A., Dante Roscini, and Elisa Farri. "Central Europe after the Crash: Between Europe and the Euro." Harvard Business School Background Note 710-047, April 2010.




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