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Domestic jobs and foreign wages: labour demand in Swedish multinationals

Hatzius, J. (1997) Domestic jobs and foreign wages: labour demand in Swedish multinationals. CEPDP, 337. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0853285306

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Abstract

The labour demand decisions of multinational corporations (MNCs) are likely to depend not only on domestic, but also on foreign labour costs. This paper tests this hypothesis by estimating labour demand equations for a sample of Swedish MNCs. Indeed, higher foreign costs increase an MNC''s Swedish employment and reduces its foregin employment. As MNCs become more important in many OECD countries, the role of foreign labour costs in the determination of aggregate domestic employment is likley to increase.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1997 J.Hatzius
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 337
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2008 16:19
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/20350/

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