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The determinants of intrafirm trade: Evidence from French firms

Corcos, G, Irac, DM, Mion, G and Verdier, T (2013) The determinants of intrafirm trade: Evidence from French firms Review of Economics and Statistics, 95 (3). pp. 825-838.

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Abstract

How well does the theory of the firm explain the choice between intrafirm and arm's-length trade? This paper uses firm-level import data from France to look into this question.We find support for three key predictions of property rights theories of the multinational firm. Intrafirm imports are more likely in capital- and skill-intensive firms, in highly productive firms, and from countries with well-functioning judicial institutions. We bridge previous aggregate findings with our investigation by decomposing intrafirm imports into an extensive and intensive margin and uncover interesting patterns in the data that require further theoretical investigation. © 2013 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Corcos, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Irac, DMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mion, Gg.mion@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Verdier, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 28 October 2013
Identification Number : 10.1162/REST_a_00293
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:28
Last Modified : 16 May 2017 15:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/819849

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