NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Multinational Firms and the Structure of International Trade

Pol Antràs, Stephen R.Yeaple

NBER Working Paper No. 18775
Issued in February 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

The final version of this paper is to be published as a chapter in the 4th Edition of the Handbook of International Economics. The statistical analysis of firm-level data on U.S. multinational corporations reported in this study was conducted at U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis under arrangements that maintained legal confidentiality requirements. Views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Bureau of Economic Analysis or the National Bureau of Economic Research. We are grateful to our discussants, John McLaren and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg for their insightful and incisive comments at the Handbook conference held in Cambridge in September of 2012. We also thank Ruiqing Cao and Yang Du for outstanding research assistance, and Davin Chor, Federico Díez, Willi Kohler, Nathan Nunn, Natalia Ramondo, Marcel Smolka, and Dan Trefler for their help with data sources.

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