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Do Domestic Firms Benefit from Direct Foreign Investment? Evidence from Venezuela
Governments often promote inward foreign investment to encourage technology 'spillovers' from foreign to domestic firms. Using panel data on Venezuelan plants, the authors find that foreign equityExpand
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Spillovers, Foreign Investment, and Export Behavior
Case studies of export behavior suggest that firms who penetrate foreign markets reduce entry costs for other potential exporters, either through learning by doing or through establishing buyer-Expand
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Openness and Growth: A Time-Series, Cross-Country Analysis for Developing Countries
This paper compares the association between many popular proxies for openness and the rate of GDP growth, as well as the results from cross-section and panel estimation, controlling for countryExpand
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Wages and Foreign Ownership: A Comparative Study of Mexico, Venezuela and the United States
This paper explores the relationship between wages and foreign investment in Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Despite very different economic conditions and levels of development, we findExpand
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Are there positive spillovers from direct foreign investment?: Evidence from panel data for Morocco
Abstract Many developing countries now actively solicit foreign investment, offering income tax holidays, import duty exemptions, and subsidies to foreign firms. One reason for subsidizing theseExpand
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Moving to Greener Pastures? Multinationals and the Pollution Haven Hypothesis
Are multinationals flocking to pollution havens in developing countries? Using data from four developing countries (Cote d'Ivoire, Mexico, Morocco, and Venezuela), the authors examine the pattern ofExpand
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Productivity, imperfect competition and trade reform: Theory and evidence
Abstract Research on productivity often examines the relationship between productivity increases and structural changes in an economy, such as trade policy reform. If, however, policy reforms affectExpand
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Trade Liberalization and Wage Inequality in Mexico
During the 1980s in Mexico the wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers widened. The authors assess the extent to which this increased wage inequality was associated with Mexico's sweepingExpand
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Has Globalization Eroded Labor’s Share? Some Cross-Country Evidence
In recent years, economists and other social scientists have devoted extensive research efforts to understanding the widening wage gap between high-skill and low-skill workers. This paper focuses onExpand
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Sharing the Costs: The Impact of Trade Reform on Capital and Labor in Morocco
We examine the impact of recent trade reforms. Although employment in the average private sector manufacturing firm was unaffected, there were significant employment losses to exporters and highlyExpand
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