The Evolution and Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes (ERR) in Nepal
By Satyam Panday, International Business School, Brandeis University
Satyam's proposal will study the effects of current and alternative ERRs on various sectors of the Nepalese economy. In particular, the study will use computational general equilibrium (CGE) method to identify whether the exchange rate change, especially in the form of the currency devaluation, is the best solution to solve the problems of chronic trade and current account imbalances. The study is expected to be a part of Satyam’s Ph.D dissertation.
Human Capital Bricolage & Knowledge Recombination in Indian Technology ventures
By Preeta Banerjee, International Business School, Brandeis University
Preeta's research aims to understand and articulate the growth of entrepreneurship (especially in technology – biotechnology, IT, environmental science) subject to resources and constraints that might differ in different socio-cognitive environments. The results of this line of inquiry would answer fundamental questions about technology-based entrepreneurial firms: How do entrepreneurs assemble resources, particularly when resources are scare? How do intellectual property rights facilitate entrepreneurial activity?
Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights in China
By Jing Ren, International Business School, Brandeis University
My field of interest for my dissertation research is the subject of technology transfer and intellectual property rights in China. I am presently involved in conducting and analyzing a survey concerning the R&D programs of both Chinese and foreign-owned firms in China and their strategies for securing their intellectual property.
The objective of this research is to conduct additional surveys annually to provide a continuously growing sample that over time will also offer a time series perspective on the change in the R&D design and IPR strategy of Chinese and foreign firms operating in China. I have formatted the data into a pooled sample that integrates the 2009 and 2010 data.
China’s Top 1,000 Enterprise Energy Conservation Program
By Sarah Tang Le
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the extent to which Chinese pilot firms had met their conservation targets and to evaluate the means through which they achieved these targets.
Privatization of State-owned Enterprises: Theory and Evidence from China
By Miao Ouyang, Brandeis University
This project will examine how trade and other aspects of China’s access to the international economy, including flows of foreign investment and technology, are affecting the behavior of Chinese firms. The research project will result in a working paper that will be submitted for referee review and publication.