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A Linder Hypothesis for Foreign Direct Investment

Pablo D. Fajgelbaum, Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman

NBER Working Paper No. 17550
Issued in October 2011

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We are grateful to many seminar and conference participants for comments and suggestions, to Ricardo Hausmann and Natalia Ramondo for their help with the data, and to Dennis Kuo for research assistance. Grossman and Helpman thank the National Science Foundation and Fajgelbaum thanks the International Economics Section at Princeton University for financial support. Part of the work on this paper was carried out while Grossman was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Development Economics Vice Presidency at the World Bank. He thanks the World Bank for support and the Trade and Integration Team (DECTI) for its hospitality. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, the World Bank Group, the National Bureau of Economic Research, or any other organization.

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