Regional Trade Integration and Multinational Firm Strategies
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This paper was prepared for the Workshop on "Quantifying the Costs and Benefits of Regional Economic Integration," held on January 19-20, 2009 in Hong Kong. The statistical analysis of firm-level data on U.S. multinational companies was conducted at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce under arrangements that maintain legal confidentiality requirements. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect official positions of the U.S. Department of Commerce. We are grateful to Eduardo Morales for superb research assistance and to Robert Barro, Elhanan Helpman, Jong-Wha Lee, Emanuel Ornelas, Bill Zeile, and seminar participants at Harvard and the Asian Development Bank for helpful suggestions. Foley thanks the Division of Research of the Harvard Business School for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.