Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Estimation of Foreign MNEs spillovers in Spain

Barge-Gil, Andrés and López, Alberto and Núñez-Sánchez, Ramón (2017): Estimation of Foreign MNEs spillovers in Spain.

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_77348.pdf

Download (94kB) | Preview

Abstract

Using Spanish firrm-level data, we estimate productivity effects of spillovers from foreign multinationals to domestic firms in both manufacturing and service sectors. We find evidence of a positive productivity effect from multinationals on domestic firms operating in the same industry. Analyzing inter-industry linkages, we find evidence consistent with positive productivity spillovers from forward linkages (i.e., from suppliers to buyers) and negative productivity spillovers from backward linkages (i.e., from buyers to suppliers). Our main results hold when analyzing differences between multinational and domestic firms, and for periods of economic growth and recession, although some differences arise. Interestingly, we find evidence supporting a positive role of spillovers during the last recession period.

UB_LMU-Logo
MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by
the Munich University Library in Germany.