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Country Risks and the Investment Activity of U.S. Multinationals in Developing Countries

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Source: Country Risks and the Investment Activity of U.S. Multinationals in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1999/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Lehmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

ISBN: 9781451855470

Keywords: Foreign investment, investment under uncertainty, capital expenditures, foreign affiliates, foreign capital, capital formation, fdi

This paper develops a simple real options model that demonstrates the role of country-specific risk and sunk costs in determining a multinational’s choice between exports and foreign investment. The hypothes...

Country Risks and the Investment Activity of U.S. Multinationals in Developing Countries

Country Risks and the Investment Activity of U.S. Multinationals in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1999/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Lehmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855470.001

ISBN: 9781451855470

Keywords: Foreign investment, investment under uncertainty, capital expenditures, foreign affiliates, foreign capital, capital formation, fdi

This paper develops a simple real options model that demonstrates the role of country-specific risk and sunk costs in determining a multinational’s choice between exports and foreign investment. The hypothes...