Multinational Companies in United States International Trade: A Statistical and Analytical Sourcebook

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CHAPTER 3
THE BENCHMARK SURVEYS OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
Since 1974, the Bureau of Economic Analysis has completed six benchmark surveys on reverse and outward direct investment. The census benchmarks form three sets profiling the operations of multinational companies in the mid-1970s, the early 1980s, and the late 1980s.
THE BENCHMARK SURVEYS
The benchmark surveys of foreign direct investment are conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce to fulfill a mandate from the Congress to collect information on the operations of multinational companies in the American economy. Responsibility for the surveys has been assigned to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.To date, six benchmark surveys have been completed covering the period 1974 to 1989. The list follows and the shorthand reference is shown in brackets:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary. Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Volume 2: Benchmark Survey, 1974. Washington, DC: USGPO ( April 1976). [BM74].
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, 1977. Washington, DC: USGPO ( April 1981). [BM77].
__. Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 1980. Washington, DC: USGPO ( October 1983). [BM80].
__. U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: 1982 Benchmark Survey Data. Washington, DC: USGPO ( December 1985). [BM82].

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