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A macro-economic analysis of the activity of multinational groups is of particular interest for economic policy in a country like Belgium with a longstanding tradition of openness to foreign investment. This working paper combines a database of enterprise groups that are active in Belgium with industry-level data from the national accounts to show that multinational groups play an important role in the Belgian economy. Together, foreign affiliates and firms that are part of a Belgian multinational group account for more than 40% of GDP, 25% of total employment and 75% of exports.
The Working Paper presents a study or analysis conducted by the Federal Planning Bureau on its own initiative.
Sectoral accounts and analyses > Input-output tables and extensions
Environmental economic accounts and analyses > Analyses and applications
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Mathematical Methods and Programming > Input-Output Models [C67]
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs > Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data [C81]
Microeconomics > General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > Input-Output Analysis [D57]
International Economics > Trade > Economic Integration [F15]
International Economics > International Factor Movements and International Business > Multinational Firms; International Business [F23]