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European Accounting Harmonisation: Consequences of IFRS Adoption on Trade in Goods and Foreign Direct Investments

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  • Laura Márquez-Ramos

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    (Department of Economics and Institute of International Economics, Universitat Jaume I)

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This paper focuses on the importance of accounting harmonisation in foreign activities at country level. The adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is considered to reduce information costs among countries and, therefore, encourage international trade in goods and investment. The results provide evidence that benefits exist in terms of trade in goods and foreign direct investments (FDI) when IFRS are adopted.

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Paper provided by Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain) in its series Working Papers with number 2011/08.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:jau:wpaper:2011/08

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Keywords: IFRS; trade in goods; FDI; gravity;

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  1. Kim, Oksana, 2013. "Russian Accounting System: Value Relevance of Reported Information and the IFRS Adoption Perspective," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 48(4), pages 525-547.
  2. Ulf Brüggemann & Jörg-Markus Hitz & Thorsten Sellhorn, 2012. "Intended and unintended consequences of mandatory IFRS adoption: A review of extant evidence and suggestions for future research," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2012-011, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

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