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Ronald Davies

Professor of Economics

School of Economics
G207
University College Dublin
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 716 8132
Email: ronbdavies@gmail.com

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2009.
Title: Young Economist Award
             

Education

Year 1999 Institution: Penn State University, PA
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1993 Institution: Miami University (Ohio)
Qualification: BA Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Blonigen, B.A. and Davies, R.B. (2009) The Effects of Bilateral Tax Treaties on U.S. FDI Activity. : Oxford University Press. [DOI] [Details]
Blonigen, B.A. and Davies, R.B. (2009) Do Bilateral Tax Treaties Promote Foreign Direct Investment?. : Oxford University Press. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

Blonigen, Bruce A., Ronald B. Davies, Helen T. Naughton, and Glen R. Waddell; (2008) 'Spacey Parents: Autoregressive Patterns in Inbound FDI' In: Blonigen, Bruce A., Ronald B. Davies, Helen T. Naughton, and Glen R. Waddell; (eds). Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise. Boston: MIT Press. [Details]
Blonigen, Bruce A. and Ronald B. Davies; (2004) 'Do Bilateral Tax Treaties Promote Foreign Direct Investment?' In: Blonigen, Bruce A. and Ronald B. Davies; (eds). Handbook of International Trade Volume II: Economic and Legal Analysis of Trade Policy and Institutions. Boston: Blackwell. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Davies, Ronald B; (2010) 'Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, Drug Purity and Overdoses'. Economic and Social Review, 41 (4):429-457. [Details]
Christian Bauer, Ronald B. Davies, and Andreas Haufler (2014) 'Economic Integration and the Optimal Corporate Tax Structure with Heterogeneous Firms'. Journal of Public Economics, . [DOI] [Details]
Ronald B. Davies and Helen T. Naughton (2014) 'International Cooperation in Environmental Policy: A Spatial Approach'. International Tax and Public Finance, . [DOI] [Details]
Davies, R. B. and Lourenco, P. S.; (2011) 'Tariffs versus VAT in the presence of heterogeneous firms and an informal sector'. International Tax and Public Finance, . [Details]
Ronald B. Davies and Amelie Guillin (2014) 'How Far Away is an Intangible? Services FDI and Distance'. World Economy, . [DOI] [Details]
Ronald B. Davies and Matthew T. Cole (2014) 'Royale with Cheese: The Effect of Globalization on the Variety of Goods'. Review of Development Economics, . [DOI] [Details]
Ronald B. Davies and Rodolphe Desbordes (2015) 'Greenfield FDI and Skill Upgrading: A Polarized Issue'. Canadian Journal of Economics, . [DOI] [Details]
Davies, R.B. and Jeppesen, T. (2015) 'Export mode, firm heterogeneity, and source country characteristics'. Review of World Economics, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Davies, RB,Shea, P; (2010) 'Adaptive learning with a unit root: An application to the current account'. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34 :179-190. [DOI] [Details]
Davies, Ronald B; (2010) 'Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, Drug Purity and Overdoses'. Economic and Social Review, 41 (4):429-457. [Details]
Davies, R. B. and Lourenco, P. S.; (2011) 'Tariffs versus VAT in the presence of heterogeneous firms and an informal sector'. International Tax and Public Finance, . [Details]
Cole, M.T. and Davies, R.B.; (2011) 'Strategic Tariffs, Tariff jumping, and Heterogeneous Firms'. European Economic Review, 55 (4):480-496. [Details]
Svetlana Batrakova and Ronald B. Davies (2012) 'Is there an environmental benefit to being an exporter? Evidence from firm-level data'. Review of World Economy (Weltwirtschaftliches Arkiv), . [Details]
Davies, Ronald; Vadlammanti, Krishna (2013) 'A Race to the Bottom in Labour Standards? An Empirical Investigation'. Journal of Development of Economics, . [DOI] [Details]
Ronald B. Davies (2013) 'The Silver Lining of Red Tape'. Journal of Public Economics, . [Details]
Davies, R., P. Norback and A. Teykin-Koru ; (2009) 'The Effects of Tax Treaties on Multinational Firms: New Evidence from Microdata'. World Economy, 32 :77-110. [Details]
Ronald B. Davies and Carsten Eckel; (2010) 'Tax Competition for Heterogeneous Firms with Endogenous Entry'. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B., Delia Ionascu and Helga Kristjánsdóttir.; (2008) 'Estimating the Impact of Time Invariant Variables on FDI with Fixed Effects'. Review of World Economy (Weltwirtschaftliches Arkiv), . [Details]
Ronald B. Davies, Hartmut Egger, and Peter Egger; (2010) 'Tax Competition for International Producers and the Mode of Foreign Market Entry'. Canadian Journal of Economics, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B. and Benjamin Liebman; (2006) 'Self-protection: Antidumping Duties, Collusion, and FDI'. Review of International Economics, . [Details]
Ronald B. Davies and Paul Shea; (2010) 'Adaptive Learning with a Unit Root: An Application to the Current Account'. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B.; (2005) 'State Tax Competition for Foreign Direct Investment: A Winnable War?'. Journal of International Economics, . [Details]
Ronald B. Davies and Helga Kristjánsdóttir; (2010) 'Fixed Costs, Foreign Direct Investment, and Gravity with Zeros'. Review of International Economics, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B.; (2005) 'Fragmentation of Headquarter Services and FDI'. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B. and Annie Voy; (2009) 'The Effect of FDI on Child Labor'. Journal of Development Economics, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B.; (2005) 'Abstinence from Child Labor and Profit Seeking'. Journal of Development Economics, . [Details]
Chisik, Richard and Ronald B. Davies.; (2004) 'Gradualism in Tax Treaties with Irreversible Foreign Direct Investment'. International Economic Review, . [Details]
Blonigen, Bruce A. and Ronald B. Davies; (2004) 'The Effects of Bilateral Tax Treaties on U.S. FDI Activity'. International Tax and Public Finance, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B.; (2004) 'Tax Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment: Potential versus Performance'. International Tax and Public Finance, . [Details]
Chisik, Richard and Ronald B. Davies.; (2004) 'Asymmetric FDI and Tax Treaty Bargaining: Theory and Evidence'. Journal of Public Economics, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B. and Thomas A. Gresik; (2003) 'Tax competition and foreign capital'. International Tax and Public Finance, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B.; (2003) 'Tax Treaties, Renegotiations, and Foreign Direct Investment'. Economic Analysis and Policy, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B.; (2003) 'The OECD Model Tax Treaty: Tax Competition and Two-Way Capital Flows'. International Economic Review, . [Details]
Blonigen, Bruce A., Ronald B. Davies and Keith Head; (2003) 'Estimating the Knowledge-Capital Model of the Multinational Enterprise: Comment'. American Economic Review, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B.; (2008) 'Hunting High and Low for Vertical FDI'. Review of International Economics, . [Details]
Davies, Ronald B. and Christopher J. Ellis; (2007) 'Competition in Taxes and Performance Requirements for Foreign Direct Investment'. European Economic Review, . [Details]
Blonigen, Bruce A., Ronald B. Davies, Glen R. Waddell and Helen T. Naughton; (2007) 'FDI in Space: Spatial Autoregressive Relationships in Foreign Direct Investment'. European Economic Review, . [Details]
                                                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

My research focuses on international trade with a particular emphasis on foreign direct investment (FDI). This includes examining patterns of FDI, the impacts in has on local economies, and the policies that affect it. This latter focuses on taxes, which covers both tax competition among governments and the ways in which multinationals seek to minimize their tax burden.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : 2010 Midwest International Trade Conference Attendance
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Playing by the Rules? An Investigation into the Impact of Rules of Origin on Preferential Trade Agreements
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-SEP-14
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : Productivity, Non-Tariff Measures and Openness (PRONTO)
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-14 / 31-JAN-18