Firm Heterogeneity and the Structure of U . S . Multinational Activity : An Empirical Analysis *

@inproceedings{Yeaple2005FirmHA,
  title={Firm Heterogeneity and the Structure of U . S . Multinational Activity : An Empirical Analysis *},
  author={Stephen Ross Yeaple},
  year={2005}
}
  • Stephen Ross Yeaple
  • Published 2005
Adapting trade models to account for within-industry firm heterogeneity is one of the fast growing areas within International Trade theory. A key feature of these models is that the volume of trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) between countries is a function of both an extensive margin (number of firms) and an intensive margin (sales per firm). Using the firmlevel data of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, we study the importance of these margins for our understanding of the behavior of… CONTINUE READING
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