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Multinational firms, monopolistic competition and foreign investment uncertainty

Arunish Chawla

Multinational firms, monopolistic competition and foreign investment uncertainty

by Arunish Chawla

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This is a model of multinational firms, which introduces option value of foreign direct investment, into a framework of Dixit-Stiglitz type monopolistic competition. Starting from a pure trading equilibrium and solving for the optimal investment rule gives a scale-up factor which implies existence of a wedge between markup revenues and foreign investment costs. Greater volatility and risk aversion increase this scale-up over foreign investment costs implying a delay in the exercise of FDI option, while growing market size and national income facilitate early exercise. The model is extended to include a Poisson jump process, which has policy implications for FDI reforms and explains "wait and watch" behaviour of multinational firms better than a pure comparative advantage-trade cost framework does. While investment under uncertainty literature is based on the theory of call options, I solve "FDI option" as a put option, thereby also enriching the theory of real options.

Edition Notes

StatementArunish Chawla.
SeriesCEP discussion paper -- no. 866
ContributionsLondon School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC10
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22649232M
LC Control Number2008613829

Rather, he argued that ‘control of the foreign enterprise is desired in order to remove competition between that foreign enterprise and enterprises in other countries’ (Hymer ). Thus, Hymer was the first to observe the monopolistic behavior of the firm that engages in foreign direct investment. In other words, the multinational was seen. You searched for "monopolistic competition" CEP Discussion Paper Geography, Competition and Optimal Multilateral Trade Policy Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto.

B. when a firm's skills and know-how are not amenable to licensing, it usually prefers the FDI route. C. by placing tariffs on imported goods, governments indirectly increase the cost of exporting relative to foreign direct investment and licensing. D. when a firm that is part of an oligopolistic industry expands. This article documents the recent advances in the international trade literature toward understanding the role of multinational firms in the conduct of international commerce. Over the past 10 years, we have developed a better understanding of the incentives firms face in their choice of production location, and we know more about the incentives that induce firms to vertically integrate Cited by:

Arunish Chawla, "Multinational Firms, Monopolistic Competition and Foreign Investment Uncertainty," CEP Discussion Papers dp, Centre for Economic Performance, Ping Thia, "The Impact of Trade on Aggregate Productivity and Welfare with Heterogeneous Firms and Business Cycle Uncertainty," CEP Discussion Papers dp, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE. - Foreign Direct Investment refers to investment in which a firm in one country directly controls or owns a subsidiary in another country - if a foreign company invests in at least 10% of the stock in a subsidiary, the two firms are typically classified as a multinational corporation.


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operating under monopolistic competition and foreign investment uncer-tainty. Starting from a pure trading equilibrium and solving for the opti-mal foreign investment rule gives a scale-up factor which implies existence of a wedge between markup revenues and foreign investment costs.

Greater volatility and risk aversion increase this scale-up factor over foreign invest. Multinational Firms, Monopolistic Competition and Foreign Investment Uncertainty This is a model of multinational firms, which introduces option value of foreign direct investment, into a framework of Dixit-Stiglitz type monopolistic competition.

This explains the wait and watchbehaviour of multinational rms better than a pure comparative advantage-trade cost framework, and suggests investment woo-ing behaviour of national governments is not an exercise in futility.

keywords:Multinational rm, monopolistic competition, foreign invest-ment uncertainty, FDI option. This is a model of multinational firms, which introduces option value of foreign direct investment, into a framework of Dixit-Stiglitz type monopolistic competition.

Starting from a pure trading equilibrium and solving for the optimal investment rule gives a scale-up factor which implies existence of a wedge between markup revenues and foreign investment costs. This is a model of multinational firms, which introduces option value of foreign direct investment, into a framework of Dixit-Stiglitz type monopolistic competition.

Starting from a pure trading equilibrium and solving for the optimal investment rule gives a scale-up factor which implies existence of a wedge between markup revenues and foreign investment : Arunish Chawla. Foreign Direct Investment International Trade Parent Company International Competition Multinational Firm These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors.

This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm by: 4. Multinational Firms, Monopolistic Competition and Foreign Investment Uncertainty Arunish Chawla April Paper No' CEPDP Read Abstract | Full Paper JEL Classification: F21; F23 Tags: multinational firm; monopolistic competition; foreign investment uncertainty.

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ture on multinational firms and foreign direct investment. Unlike most previous reviews it com- bines several insights showing their inconsistencies and complementarities. International Trade Direct Investment Foreign Firm Multinational Firm Imperfect Competition.

These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check by: monopolistic rents from international production are limited, partly due to the high costs.

of running cross border hierachies, partly due to the fact that global firms also face. global rivals and thus competition (Rugman and Verbeke, ). A domestic monopolistic firm has the option to service a foreign market through export or by setting up a plant in the host country under exchange rate uncertainty.

Multinational Firms and the Theory of International Trade Markusen, James R. University of Colorado, Boulder, University College Dublin Licensing versus foreign direct investment - the symmetric case the monopolistic-competition model which is devoid of these scale and pro-competitive effectsFile Size: 5MB.

We examine the role of cost uncertainty in a firm’s choice between exporting and foreign investment in oligopolistic industry.

We consider both foreign direct investment and an international. FOREIGN INVESTMENT DECISIONS C H A P T E R 21 A synthesis of foreign direct investment theories and theories of the multinational firm* A. Louis Cal vet Abstract. This paper first presents a taxonomy of the foreign direct investment theories following the market imperfections by: Multinational Firms and the Theory of International Trade.

the monopolistic-competition m odel which is devoid of these scale and Direct foreign investment has grown rapidly throughout the. Downloadable. Since the early s internationalization has moved forward very rapidly. With the reorganization of production processes on a global scale, the average growth rate of foreign direct investment (FDI) has exceeded that of GDP and trade, and its geographical and sectoral distribution has changed.

Infor the first time FDI flows to developing countries outpaced those to. ElectionElection Analysis, Election Analyses, Briefings, UK Election, Centre for Economic Performance, CEP. Depending on one's point of view, multinational enterprises are either the heroes or the villains of the globalized economy.

Governments compete fiercely for foreign direct investment by such companies, but complain when firms go global and move their activities elsewhere.

Multinationals are seen by some as threats to national identities and wealth and are accused of riding roughshod over. of foreign direct investments, which can alternatively involve the acquisition of a controlling interest in an existing foreign –rm (cross border acquisitions) or the establishment of an entirely new facility in a foreign country (green–eld investment).

The positive theory of the multinational –rm revolves around three main questions.1. Introduction. Over the last two decades, international trade theory has undergone a steady transformation that has placed firms rather than countries or industries as the central unit of analysis. This transformation has been fueled by micro-level empirical studies that have shown international activity to be concentrated within a handful of very large firms that produce in multiple Cited by:   Multinational companies are a first-order feature of the world economy, In the median country there are about 2, foreign multinational firms in the average year.

As in Melitz (), firms are monopolistically competitive and differ in productivity. Each firm operates a linear technology that uses labor in the destination country as Cited by: