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Subsidy Competition and the Role of Firm Ownership

  • Mittermaier, Ferdinand
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    This paper addresses the role that foreign vs. domestic ownership of companies plays for governments in asymmetric countries' competition for a multinational's subsidiary. I argue that equilibrium subsidies as well as a foreign investor's location decision in policy competition between these countries critically depend on the ownership structure of incumbent firms. This shows that small countries with few national incumbents in an industry may be successful in attracting multinationals.

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    Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 2031.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:lmu:muenec:2031
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