Multinational Firms and the Factor Intensity of Trade

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Robert E. Lipsey

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) at New York (Deceased)

Merle Yahr Weiss

Temple University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: September 1973

Abstract

In studying the impact of direct investment on the amount, direction, and composition of international trade we have found that the multinational firm fits uncomfortably into the usual theory of trade and capital movements. We attempt here to introduce the fact of the existence of multinational firms into the explanation of trade flows and particularly into the long-running debate over the relations among factor abundance, factor prices and trade.

Suggested Citation

Lipsey, Robert E. and Weiss, Merle Yahr, Multinational Firms and the Factor Intensity of Trade (September 1973). NBER Working Paper No. w0008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=259321

Robert E. Lipsey (Contact Author)

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) at New York (Deceased)

Merle Yahr Weiss

Temple University - Department of Economics ( email )

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