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International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Domestic Market Performance

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  • Barbara El-Osta

    (General Accounting Office)

  • Craig R. MacPhee

    (University of Nebraska)

  • David I. Rosenbaum

    (University of Nebraska)

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    Abstract

    We develop a model to estimate simultaneously import shares, export shares, outward foreign direct investment and domestic profits for a large sample of U.S. manufacturing industries. In our model, trade barriers alter the ability of domestic market structure to influence domestic performance. The results indicate that trade flows behave as expected in response to factor intensity. Profits are disciplined by imports and enhanced by exports. Concentration reduces both import and export shares but economies of scale increase them. Exports are complements rather than substitutes for foreign direct investment.

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    Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 22 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 1 (Winter)
    Pages: 63-74

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    Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:22:y:1996:i:1:p:63-74

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    Keywords: Concentration; Exports; Foreign Direct Investment; Import; International Trade; Market Performance; Market Structure; Trade;

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    1. Marvel, Howard P, 1980. "Foreign Trade and Domestic Competition," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 18(1), pages 103-22, January.
    2. de Ghellinck, Elisabeth & Geroski, Paul A & Jacquemin, Alexis, 1988. "Inter-industry Variations in the Effect of Trade on Industry Performance," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 37(1), pages 1-19, September.
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    Cited by:
    1. Carter, Colin A. & Yilmaz, Alper, 1999. "Foreign Direct Investment (Fdi) And Trade - Substitutes And Complements? An Application To The Processed Food Industry," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21665, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    2. Lee, Jooh & Habte-Giorgis, Berhe, 2004. "Empirical approach to the sequential relationships between firm strategy, export activity, and performance in U.S. manufacturing firms," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 101-129, February.

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