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The Resilience of FDI to Natural Disasters through Industrial Linkages

Kato, Hayato and Okubo, Toshihiro (2021): The Resilience of FDI to Natural Disasters through Industrial Linkages.

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When do multinationals show resilience during natural disasters? To answer this, we develop a simple model in which multinationals and local firms in the host country are interacted through input-output linkages. When natural disasters seriously hit local firms and thus increase the cost of sourcing local intermediates, most multinationals may leave the host country. However, they are likely to stay if they are tightly linked with local suppliers and face low trade costs of importing foreign intermediates. We further provide two extensions of the basic model to allow for multinationals with heterogeneous productivity and disaster reconstruction

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