Production Networks, Geography and Firm Performance

Production Networks, Geography and Firm Performance

In this presentation, Andy B. Bernard examined what determines buyer-supplier connections and the consequences for firm performance. After reviewing facts about Japanese production work, the model of producers and domestic sourcing, and natural experim...

Summary

In this presentation, Andy B. Bernard examined what determines buyer-supplier connections and the consequences for firm performance. After reviewing facts about Japanese production work, the model of producers and domestic sourcing, and natural experiment testing predictions of model and effects of infrastructure, Bernard builds on the sourcing model of Antras et al (2014) and introduces a comparison of in-house production to the outsourcing margin and a continuum of locations.