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    It is plausible that the labour demand decisions of multinational corporations (MNCs) depend not only on domestic, but also on foreign labour costs. This hypothesis is tested by estimating labour demand equations for a sample of Swedish MNCs. Indeed, higher foreign costs increase an MNC's Swedish employment and reduce its foreign employment. As MNCs become more important in many OECD countries, the responsiveness of domestic output and employment to foreign labour costs is likely to increase. Copyright 1998 by The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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    Volume (Year): 100 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 733-46

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