2006–2010

Location of R&D and High-Tech Production by Vertically Integrated Multinationals

Reprint No. 2007:18

Author(s): Karolina Ekholm and Katariina HakkalaYear: 2007 Title: Economic Journal Volume (No.): 117 (518) Pages: 512–543


This article extends the theory of multinational firms by allowing for agglomeration forces in firmlevel activities such as R&D as well as in production. We develop a two-country general-equilibrium model where firms make separate choices about the location of R&D and production. There are R&D spillovers and a home-market effect creating incentives for firms to locate production in the relatively large market. For relatively weak R&D spillovers and intermediate trade costs, the smaller economy tends to specialise in R&D. While skilled labour may gain from hosting an agglomeration of R&D activities, unskilled labour


Reference:
Ekholm, Karolina and Katariina Hakkala (2007), "Location of R&D and High-Tech Production by Vertically Integrated Multinationals". Economic Journal 117(518), 512–543.

Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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