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dc.contributor.authorBarrios Cobos, Salvadoren_US
dc.contributor.authorGörg, Holgeren_US
dc.contributor.authorStrobl, Ericen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-18T16:27:25Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-18T16:27:25Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationKiel working paper 1560 Kiel Inst. for the World Economy, Kielen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/28386-
dc.description.abstractWe argue that the measures of backward linkages used in recent papers on spillovers from multinational companies are potentially problematic, as they depend on a number of restrictive assumptions, namely that (i) multinationals use domestically produced inputs in the same proportion as imported inputs, (ii) multinationals have the same input sourcing behaviour as domestic firms, irrespective of their country of origin, and (iii) the demand for locally produced inputs by multinationals is proportional to their share of locally produced output. We discuss why these assumptions are likely to be violated in practice, and provide alternative measures that overcome these drawbacks. Our results, using plant level data for Ireland, show clearly that the choice of backward linkage measure and thus, the assumptions behind them, matters greatly in order to draw possible conclusions regarding the existence of FDI-related spillovers. Using the standard measure employed in the literature we fail to find robust evidence for spillovers through backward linkages. However, when we use alternative measures of backward linkages that relax assumptions (i)-(iii), we find robust evidence for positive FDI backward spillover effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel working paper 1560en_US
dc.subject.jelF23en_US
dc.subject.jelL22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMultinationalsen_US
dc.subject.keywordbackward spilloversen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivity spilloversen_US
dc.subject.stwMultinationales Unternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwAusländischen_US
dc.subject.stwLieferanten-Kunden-Beziehungen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSpillover-Effekten_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwIrlanden_US
dc.titleSpillovers through backward linkages from multinationals: measurement matters!en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn610170759en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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