Globalization and Multinational Companies: What Are the Questions,
and How Well Are We Doing in Answering Them?
by J. Steven Landefeld and Ralph H. Kozlow
Presented at the Conference of European Statisticians, Globalization Seminar,
Geneva, Switzerland, June 12, 2003
This paper looks at the U.S. experience and uses it as a benchmark for
identifying the key questions that are being asked about the role and
influence of MNC's and the types of statistics that are required to answer
those questions. The paper goes on to assess whether the U.S. statistics
that are now available are adequate to help us answer those questions.
Finally, it identifies steps that might be considered to address data
weaknesses and to help policy makers and other data users -- both in the
United States and abroad -- better answer the important questions that
they now are asking about the impact of foreign direct investment.
Last changed: June 19, 2003