Multinational Enterprises International Trade, and Productivity Growth: Firm-Level Evidence from the United States

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Wolfgang Keller

University of Colorado; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Stephen R. Yeaple

Pennsylvania State University - College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: 2005

Abstract

We estimate international technology spillovers to U.S. manufacturing firms via imports and foreign direct investment (FDI) between the years of 1987 and 1996. In contrast to earlier work, our results suggest that FDI leads to substantial productivity gains for domestic firms. The size of FDI

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Keller, Wolfgang and Yeaple, Stephen R., Multinational Enterprises International Trade, and Productivity Growth: Firm-Level Evidence from the United States (2005). Bundesbank Series 1 Discussion Paper No. 2005,07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2785093

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