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    • Competition in Taxes and Performance Requirements for Foreign Direct Investment 

      Davies, Ronald B.; Ellis, Christopher J. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2001-06-01)
      Tax incentives offered to attract firms engaged in foreign direct investment are often tied to performance requirements such as domestic content restrictions. The tax competition literature has repeatedly shown that ...
    • Cooperation in Environmental Policy: A Spatial Approach 

      Davies, Ronald B.; Naughton, Helen T. (Helen Tammela), 1976- (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2006-07)
      Inefficient competition in emissions taxes creates benefits from international cooperation. In the presence of cross-border pollution, proximate (neighboring) countries may have greater incentives to cooperate than distant ...
    • The Effects of Bilateral Tax Treaties on U.S. FDI Activity 

      Blonigen, Bruce A. (Bruce Aloysius); Davies, Ronald B. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2001-01-01)
      The effects of bilateral tax treaties on FDI activity have been unexplored, despite significant ongoing activities by countries to negotiate and ratify these treaties. This paper estimates the impact of bilateral tax ...
    • Estimating the Impact of Time-Invariant Variables on FDI with Fixed Effects 

      Davies, Ronald B.; Ionascu, Delia; Kristjánsdóttir, Helga (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2007-05)
      This paper applies the panel fixed effects with vector decomposition estimator to three FDI datasets to estimate the impact of time-invariant variables on FDI while including fixed effects. We find that the omission of ...
    • Fixed Costs, Foreign Direct Investment, and Gravity with Zeros 

      Davies, Ronald B.; Kristjánsdóttir, Helga (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2006-06)
      Fixed costs play a crucial role in current models of foreign direct investment (FDI), yet they are almost entirely ignored in empirical treatments of FDI. We fill this gap by using a 1989-2001 panel of FDI flows into ...
    • Hunting High and Low for Vertical FDI 

      Davies, Ronald B. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2002-08-01)
      Recently the two dominant models of foreign direct investment (FDI), the horizontal and vertical models, have been synthesized into the knowledge capital (KK) model. Empirical tests, however, have found that the horizontal ...
    • Population Aging, Foreign Direct Investment, and Tax Competition 

      Davies, Ronald B.; Reed, Robert R. (Robert Ray), 1970- (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2006-05-25)
      This paper studies the role of population aging for foreign direct investment and the strategic taxation of capital. Importantly, our theoretical model suggests that the labor market implications of aging differ from the ...
    • Self-Protection: Antidumping Duties, Collusion and FDI 

      Davies, Ronald B.; Liebman, Benjamin H., 1971- (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2003-11)
      It is well established that the threat of antidumping duties can help sustain collusion between a foreign firm and its domestic counterpart. However, when the foreign firm is a multinational, its subsidiary will fight ...
    • Self-Protection: Fragmentation of Headquarter Services and FDI 

      Davies, Ronald B. (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2003-11)
      I develop a simple model in which production of skill-intensive headquarter services are fragmented across borders in order to take advantage of complementarities between types of skilled labor. This setting indicates that ...
    • Tax Competition for Heterogeneous Firms with Endogenous Entry 

      Davies, Ronald B.; Eckel, Carsten (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2007-03)
      This paper models tax competition for mobile firms that are differentiated by the amount of labor needed to cover fixed costs. Because tax competition affects the distribution of firms, it affects both relative equilibrium ...
    • Tax Competition for Heterogeneous Firms with Endogenous Entry: The Case of Heterogeneous Fixed Costs 

      Davies, Ronald B.; Eckel, Carsten (University of Oregon. Dept of Economics, 2007-02)
      This paper models tax competition for mobile firms that are differentiated by the amount of labor needed to cover fixed costs. Because tax competition affects the distribution of firms, it affects both relative equilibrium ...