Domestic Public Policy

Multinational Corporations in a Changing Global Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Workers, Firms, Communities, and Governments

Grant Year: 2018

David Wessel will lead an effort to develop a better understanding of the role that multinational firms play in promoting economic growth and employment. He will commission research from leading economists on questions such as whether multinational firms are drivers of productivity growth, whether such firms are more likely to export jobs than less globalized firms, and the extent to which tax avoidance drives the investment decisions of these firms. The project’s findings will appear in a series of research papers and a report synthesizing the findings of the papers.

Brookings Institution Domestic Public Policy