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Foreign Entry into US Manufacturing by Takeovers and the Creation of New Firms

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  • Zadia M Feliciano

    () (Department of Economics, Queens College, CUNY)

  • Robert E Lipsey

    (National Bureau of Economic Research)

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Using US Bureau of Economic Analysis data from 1988 to 2006, we investigate the relationship between foreign acquisitions and new foreign establishments (greenfields) and the comparative advantage of the investing country. Unlike previous studies, we analyze the value of assets acquired by foreign investors and assets in newly established foreign firms in manufacturing industries. We find foreign acquisitions are in industries in which the investing country has a comparative advantage but are not in industries of US comparative advantage or disadvantage. Foreign-owned newly established firms are in industries of investing country comparative advantage and US comparative disadvantage.

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  • Zadia M Feliciano & Robert E Lipsey, 2017. "Foreign Entry into US Manufacturing by Takeovers and the Creation of New Firms," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan;Eastern Economic Association, vol. 43(1), pages 1-16, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:easeco:v:43:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1057_eej.2015.4
    DOI: 10.1057/eej.2015.4
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    Keywords

    foreign acquisitions; mergers; takeovers; greenfields;
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    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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