Vilfredo Pareto Research Seminar
Christian Volpe Martincus

Linkages with Multinationals: The Effects on Domestic Firms' Exports

Christian Volpe Martincus, Principal Economist at IADB
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Maison de la paix (Geneva), Petal 1 Room S5

This seminar is held jointly with the Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW).

The Vilfredo Pareto Research Seminar is the Economics department's weekly seminar, featuring external speakers in all areas of economics.

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As part of the Vilfredo Pareto Research Seminar series, the International Economics Department at the Graduate Institute is pleased to invite you to a public talk given by Christian Volpe Martincus, Principal Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

He will present his work and paper, joint with Jerónimo Carballo, titled Linkages with Multinationals: The Effects on Domestic Firms' Exports.

Abstract: In this paper, we examine whether and how linking up with multinational firms' foreign affiliates results in improved export outcomes for domestic firms using a unique dataset that includes data on actual firm-to-firm purchases and sales both within and across countries. Our estimation results indicate that selling to a multinational firm is associated with a significant increase in the probability that a domestic firm starts to export, especially to a country where the respective multinational firm is headquartered or has an affiliate.


About the speaker

Christian Volpe Martincus is Principal Economist at the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). He previously worked for the Ministry of the Economy of the Province of Buenos Aires and was advisor at the MERCOSUR Commission of the National Representatives Chamber in Argentina. Christian holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bonn, Germany and a Master in Economics from the National University of La Plata (Argentina). He has presented in numerous international academic and policy workshops and conferences and has published on international trade and economic geography in several international professional journals. Christian is a CESifo Research Fellow and serves as an Associate Editor for the Review of International Economics.