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Export And Foreign Direct Investments In An Endogenous-Entry Model With Real And Nominal Uncertainty

  • Lilia Cavallari


    (University of Rome 3)

Drawing on a tractable DSGE model with nominal rigidity, this paper studies the implica- tions of ?rms?entry in domestic and foreign markets for the international business cycle. The paper shows that the decision to enter a new market as well as the choice whether to invest at home or abroad depend on global monetary and productivity conditions. I ?nd that a domes- tic monetary expansion might favor or deter start-up investments, depending on whether the potential entrant is a national or a multinational ?rm. Moreover, a structural policy change, as an increase in the degree of monetary stabilization, has a positive impact on trend investments in all sectors. Firms?dynamics, in turn, ampli?es consumption and employment spillovers in the world economy. I stress that this may have non-negligible consequences for welfare.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 2009
Date of revision: 2009
Handle: RePEc:rcr:wpaper:02_09
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