Product characteristics and the growth of FDI

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Title: Product characteristics and the growth of FDI
Authors: Barry, Frank
Hannan, Aoife
Whelan, Ciara
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1274
Date: Jul-2002
Abstract: FDI and the activities of foreign affiliate firms have grown dramatically in recent decades, both in absolute terms and as a share of world GDP. Most explanations of this phenomenon focus on the impact of the macroeconomic environment on the choices facing individual firms over whether or not to engage in FDI. We focus instead on the characteristics of demand for the products produced in sectors known to be conducive to FDI. These characteristics are shown to help explain the recent growth in the FDI-to-GDP ratio.
Funding Details: CEPR
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Subject LCSH: Investments, Foreign
Gross domestic product
Industrial location
Industrial organization
Other versions: http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2002/WP02.17.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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