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dc.contributor.authorBarrios Cobos, Salvadoren_US
dc.contributor.authorGörg, Holgeren_US
dc.contributor.authorStrobl, Ericen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-20T14:05:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-20T14:05:02Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32532-
dc.description.abstractWe argue that the measures of backward linkages used in recent papers onspillovers from multinational companies are potentially problematic, as theydepend on a number of restrictive assumptions, namely that (i) multinationalsuse 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 producedinputs by multinationals is proportional to their share of locally producedoutput. We discuss why these assumptions are likely to be violated inpractice, and provide alternative measures that overcome these drawbacks.Our results, using plant level data for Ireland, show clearly that the choice ofbackward linkage measure and thus, the assumptions behind them, mattersgreatly in order to draw possible conclusions regarding the existence of FDIrelatedspillovers. Using the standard measure employed in the literature wefail to find robust evidence for spillovers through backward linkages.However, when we use alternative measures of backward linkages that relaxassumptions (i)-(iii), we find robust evidence for positive FDI backwardspillover effects.-
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|cLondon |aCentre for Economic Policy Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCEPR Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London |x7491en_US
dc.subject.jelF23-
dc.subject.jelL22-
dc.subject.ddc330en_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.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.printppn613907078en_US

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