Determinants of Intra-Firm Trade:Evidence from Foreign Affliates in Sub-Saharan Africa

Blanas, Sotiris and Seric, Adnan (2017) Determinants of Intra-Firm Trade:Evidence from Foreign Affliates in Sub-Saharan Africa. Working Paper. Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Abstract

By exploiting a unique sample of foreign affliates in Sub-Saharan Africa, we study previously examined and unexamined firm-level determinants of intra-firm trade. We document that foreign affliates engaging in intra-firm trade are relatively few and that the majority of these also engage in trade at arm's length, which accounts for an important fraction of their total trade. The identified firm-level determinants of intra-firm trade are consistent with property rights and intangible assets theories of the multinational firm, with international production hierarchies theories, as well as with theories of different FDI types and of multinational activity under credit constraints.

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30 Jun 2017 09:44
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