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Subsidy Competition and the Mode of FDI: Acquisition vs Greenfield

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  • Facundo Albornoz

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We model subsidy competition for a foreign MNC’s investment in two potential PTA partners. Taking into account acquisitions as an alternative investment mode weakens the case for subsidising greenfield investment. Competition between countries results in welfare losses, even more so if spillovers from the MNC’s presence exist. Hence in many cases a ban on subsidies may increase welfare. In addition, we show how trade integration affects the prospects for social waste.

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  • Facundo Albornoz, 2007. "Subsidy Competition and the Mode of FDI: Acquisition vs Greenfield," Discussion Papers 05-15R, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham.
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    1. Kai Zhao, 2011. "Entry mode choice and target firm selection: private and collective incentive analysis," Working Papers halshs-00856139, HAL.

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    Keywords

    Subsidy Competition; FDI; Greenfield Investment; Mergers and Acquisitions; Regional Integration; Spillovers;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • 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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