FDI and the Multinational Corporation
September 21-22, 2001
Conference jointly sponsored with the CEPR. The program committee included Giorgio Barba-Navaretti (Universita Bocconi, Milan), Antonio Cabrales (UPF), and Anthony Venables (London School of Economics).
The purpose of this workshop was to extend the analysis of multinational corporations (MNCs), examining the economic impact of MNCs and Foreign Direct Investment on the home and the host countries, and exploring both national and international policy implications. A first group of papers explored the determinants, both empirical and theoretical, of the FDI decision. A second group of papers studied FDI as a source of technological diffusion. They were all empirical. A final group of papers investigated competitive aspects of FDI and multinational firms.
Working papers available
Distance, Trade and FDI: A Hausman-Taylor SUR Approach
by Peter Egger and Michael Pfaffermayr
Why are Foreign Multinational Firms More Productive than Domestic Firms?
by Koen De Backer
FDI as Effective Technology Transferred: Panel Evidence from the Transition Economies
by Nauro F. Campos and Yuko Kinoshita
Corporate Tax Systems, Multinational Enterprises and Economic Integration
by Hans Jarle Kind, Karen-Helene Midelfart Knarvik and Guttorm Schjelderup
Foreing Subsidiaries as Channel of International Technology Diffusion: Some Direct Firm Level Evidence from Belgium
by Bruno Cassiman and Reinhilde Veugelers
Multinational Investment, Industry Risk, and Policy Competition
by Jan I. Haaland and Ian Wooton
Foreign Investment and International Plant Configuration: Whither the Product Cycle?
by René Belderbos and Leo Sleuwaegen