Multinational Production: Data and Stylized Facts
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AbstractWe present a comprehensive data set on the bilateral activity of multinational firms, with focus on two variables: affiliate revenues and the number of affiliates across country pairs. Our basic data are from UNCTAD and include 59 countries, an average over 1996-2001. We implement an extrapolation procedure that fills in missing values using, alternately, FDI stocks and the bilateral number of M&A transactions. Our dataset allows for the analysis of new patterns of multinational production activities across countries, by taking into account firm rather than balance of payment variables, and both the intensive and extensive margins of multinational activities.
Citation2015. "Multinational Production: Data and Stylized Facts." American Economic Review, 105(5): 530-36. DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20151046
- F23 Multinational Firms; International Business