Domestic Effects of the Foreign Activities of U.S. Multinationals

(w/ C. F. Foley and J. R. Hines Jr.) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 1:1 (February 2009), 181-203. (formerly titled “Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Economic Activity”)

This paper analyzes the relationship between the domestic and foreign operations of American manufacturing firms between 1982 and 2004 by instrumenting for changes in foreign operations with GDP growth rates of the foreign countries in which they invest.

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Foreign Exchange Hedging Strategies at General Motors: Transactional and Translational Exposures

(w/ M. Veblen) HBS Case 205-095. 

How should a multinational firm manage foreign exchange exposures? Examines transactional and translational exposures and alternative responses to these exposures by analyzing two specific hedging decisions by General Motors.

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