Modes of Supply for US Exports of Services

15 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2017

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Elisabeth M. Christen

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Joseph F. Francois

University of Bern - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies (WIIW); University of Adelaide - School of Economics

Date Written: March 2017

Abstract

We examine the choice of modes of delivery in services based on US data, including both cross‐border exports and sales through foreign affiliates. We focus on characteristics of destination markets and how this impacts on mode choice. We find that market size, distance and policy all play a role in where firms establish, and in how many markets firms enter. The importance of sales through affiliates relative to total foreign sales also depends on factors like market size, geographic and economic distance and the policy regime in place. Precisely, how important these factors are depends on the sector in question.

Suggested Citation

Christen, Elisabeth M. and Francois, Joseph F, Modes of Supply for US Exports of Services (March 2017). The World Economy, Vol. 40, Issue 3, pp. 517-531, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2938141 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/twec.12330

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