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Nathan Goldschlag

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Institutional Affiliation: US Census Bureau

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2018An Anatomy of U.S. Firms Seeking Trademark Registration
with Emin M. Dinlersoz, Amanda Myers, Nikolas Zolas: w25038
This paper reports on the construction of a new dataset that combines data on trademark applications and registrations from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with data on firms from the U.S. Census Bureau. The resulting dataset allows tracking of various activity related to trademark use and protection over the life-cycle of firms, such as the first application for a trademark registration, the first use of a trademark, and the renewal, assignment, and cancellation of trademark registrations. Facts about firm-level trademark activity are documented, including the incidence and timing of trademark registration filings over the firm life-cycle and the connection between firm characteristics and trademark applications. We also explore the relation of trademark application filing to firm em...
An Anatomy of U.S. Firms Seeking Trademark Registration
with Emin Dinlersoz, Amanda Myers, Nikolas Zolas
in Measuring and Accounting for Innovation in the 21st Century, Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, Javier Miranda, and Daniel Sichel, organizers
March 2017Research Experience as Human Capital in New Business Outcomes
with Ron Jarmin, Julia Lane, Nikolas Zolas
in Measuring and Accounting for Innovation in the 21st Century, Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, Javier Miranda, and Daniel Sichel, organizers
Human capital is typically cited as an important contributor to the survival, growth and innovative activity of new businesses. This paper contributes to the literature by both developing novel measures of human capital and examining the link between those measures and the outcomes of young firms. It builds on several strands of the literature which emphasize the importance of employee workplace experience as a dimension of human capital. It shows that the effects of work experience differ substantially by where an employee worked and is valued differently by firms in different sectors. This is particularly true for research experience, which is consistent with the notion that on the job training in complex tasks should be valuable to firms with complex production technologies.
January 2017Proximity and Economic Activity: An Analysis of Vendor‐University Transactions
with Julia Lane, Bruce Weinberg, Nikolas Zolas: w23018
This paper using transaction based data to provide new insights into the link between the geographic proximity of businesses and associated economic activity. It contributes to the literature by developing both two new measures of distance and a set of stylized facts on the distances between observed transactions between vendors and customers for a research intensive sector – universities. We show that spending on research inputs is more likely to be expended at businesses physically closer to universities than those farther away. That relationship is stronger for High Tech and R&D performing businesses than businesses in general, which is consistent with theories emphasizing the role of tacit knowledge. We find that firms behave in a way that is consistent with the notion that propinqui...

Published: Nathan Goldschlag & Julia Lane & Bruce A. Weinberg & Nikolas Zolas, 2019. "Proximity and economic activity: An analysis of vendor-university transactions," Journal of Regional Science, vol 59(1), pages 163-182. citation courtesy of

 
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