Intereconomics

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 135–148 | Cite as

The Happy Few: The Internationalisation of European Firms

New Facts based on Firm-level Evidence
  • Thierry Mayer
  • Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano

Policymakers tend to view the internationalisation of firms from the perspective of export, import and FDI statistics. A lack of statistical information at the firm level has so far prevented the systematic inclusion of firm-level analysis in the policymaker's standard toolbox. Some firm-level datasets are now available, however, and their analysis reveals some new facts that are simply unobservable at the aggregate level.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry Mayer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Professor, University of Paris 1; scientific advisor, CEPIIParisFrance
  2. 2.research affiliate, CEPRLondonUK
  3. 3.Professor, University of BolognaItaly
  4. 4.senior fellow, BruegelBrusselsBelgium
  5. 5.research fellow, CEPRLondonUK

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