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Migration of Firms, Home Bias and the Geographical Distribution of Growth

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  • Gilad Aharonovitz

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Foreign investment and the activity of foreign firms can have a substantial effect on an economy. This study examines the short run and long run effects of the movement of locally owned firms from a developed country to an undeveloped country on the output and growth rate of each in the presence of home bias. The paper analyzes the direction of movement of firms over time, firm ownership, GDP, GNP, wages and long run growth rates using a model in which the source of growth is the increase in the number of firms (which produce with decreasing marginal productivity). Various government policies towards the entry of foreign firms are examined and it is found that for the undeveloped country harsher policies towards entering firms lead to better results in the long run. Counter-policies are briefly discussed.

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  • Gilad Aharonovitz, 2006. "Migration of Firms, Home Bias and the Geographical Distribution of Growth," DEGIT Conference Papers c011_038, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
  • Handle: RePEc:deg:conpap:c011_038
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