Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86641
Authors: 
Larch, Mario
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 05-019/2
Abstract: 
According to the World Investment Report 2004, the structure of Fmhas shifted towards services. Further, the composition of services FDI isalso changing from trade and finance to such industries as electricity, water ,telecommunications, storage and transportation. In the latter sector the valueof FDI stock rose 16-fold between 1990 and 2002. Incorporating a transportsector dominated by multinationals and economies of scale in a modelof thenew trade theory leads to different predictions regarding the volume of tradeand income as compared to a model with iceberg transport costs. It alsoopens up a further possibility for specialization.
Subjects: 
Multinationals
Transport sector
Iceberg transport costs
Economies of Scale
JEL: 
F12
F23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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