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Risk, Returns, and Multinational Production

  • Stefania Garetto

    (Boston University)

  • Jose Luis Fillat

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

to risk: following a negative shock, they are reluctant to exit the foreign market because they would forgo the option premium (sunk cost) that they paid to become multinationals. The theory provides a complementary explanation for the cross section of returns by exploiting the production side from an international point of view. We calibrate the model to match U.S. export and FDI dynamics, and use it to explain cross-sectional differences in earnings yields and returns.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2010 Meeting Papers with number 777.

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Date of creation: 2010
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