Essays on Firms and Workers in the Global Economy
This dissertation comprises three independent papers on two distinct topics. Chapter 2 is situated in the fields of international trade and development economics. I connect the newly arising literature on the impact of misallocations in inputs on countries' aggregate productivity levels with empirical studies on trade in intermediate inputs. Chapters 3 and 4 analyze previously unreported aspects of structural transformation and a phenomenon that has been gaining more attention recently - `servitization'.