CournotpatRAE.pdf (301.13 kB)
0/0

International share ownership, profit shifting and protectionism

Download (301.13 kB)
preprint
posted on 06.02.2009 by Huw Edwards
In this paper, I examine the implications of increasing globalisation of stock market ownership on the economics of protection. Current data on European, Japanese and Australian stock exchanges indicate that in most cases over 30 per cent of the stock market is foreign-owned, a large increase on a couple of decades ago. Foreign share ownership in the USA lags behind these levels, but is increasing fast. This degree of foreign share-ownership is likely to change qualitatively the nature of the response of governments to FDI and support for `domestic' firms. In particular, a series worked examples, based upon duopoly theory, suggest that the level of foreign share-ownership is usually sufficient for profit-shifting on its own no longer to justify protection .

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Economics

Publisher

© Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2007

Notes

This is a working paper. It is also available at: http://ideas.repec.org/p/lbo/lbowps/2007_28.html

ISSN

1750-4171

Book series

Loughborough University. Department of Economics. Discussion Paper Series;WP 2007 - 28

Language

en

Exports

Logo branding

Exports