Measuring the income to intangibles in goods production: a global value chain approach

Economic Research Working Paper No. 36

Author(s): Wen Chen, Reitze Gouma, Bart Los, Marcel P. Timmer | Publication year: 2017

Today’s production processes are fragmented across countries and industries. Intangibles play an important role, but their measurement is elusive. This paper proposes a new empirical framework to measure factor incomes in production that spans industries and countries.

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