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Choix De Localisation Des Entreprises, Mode D'Entrée Et Intégration Économique :


  • Olivier BERTRAND

    (TEAM, Université Paris I Sorbonne et CNRS)

  • Nicole MADARIAGA

    (TEAM, Université Paris I Sorbonne et CNRS)


Our study examines the effect of economic integration on the location choices of Greenfield Investments and Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions. We use panel data on US FDI in NAFTA and MERCOSUR members from 1989 to 1998. Economic integration is assessed through bilateral tariff barriers and dummy variables (date of implementation of treaties). We also control traditional determinants. It is found that economic integration played a role in US firms location patterns. Moreover, both our empirical study and our theoretical model underline the relevance of separating these two entry modes.

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  • Olivier BERTRAND & Nicole MADARIAGA, 2003. "Choix De Localisation Des Entreprises, Mode D'Entrée Et Intégration Économique :," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 18, pages 131-145.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:18:y:2003:p:131-145

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    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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