PhD defence: Federico Clementi

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Federico Clemento submitted his thesis entitled: Essays on Multinational Production and International Trade

Torsdag, 30 marts, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

The growth of the segmentation of international production and the rise of export from developing countries have been two distinctive features of globalization in the last decades. This evolution has potentially wide-ranging consequences for individual consumers and aggregate economies.

This Ph.D. Thesis investigates the effects of these two aspects of globalization for the competitiveness of companies. The first chapter analyses how foreign direct investment modifies the market power of target companies and of local competitors. The second chapter studies how the degree of vertical integration of foreign multinational business groups affects the intensity of productivity spillovers to domestic firms. The third and last chapter uses Danish custom data to estimate how competition from Chinese exports affects Danish companies' pricing and quality differentiation strategies.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Pascalis Raimondos
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Lisbeth Funding la Cour
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate professor Dario Pozzoli
Department of Economics

Professor Frederic Warzynski
Department of Economics and Business Economics
Aarhus University

Professor Hylke Vandenbussche
Department of Economics, CES and LICOS
University of Leuven

The thesis is available here

The Doctoral School of Economics and Management will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in The Gallery, Porcelænshaven 26, 2000 Frederiksberg.

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 23/03/2017