Foreign Direct Investment in the Real and Financial Sector by Heinz Herrmann, Robert Lipsey

By Heinz Herrmann, Robert Lipsey

The foreign integration of nationwide economies is a dominant function of the current time. This publication brings jointly papers at the determinants and effects of international direct funding (FDI) within the actual and fiscal sectors of business international locations. It sheds new gentle at the determinants of FDI, particularly the position of governmental incentives. one other major subject of this quantity is the function of FDI within the east ecu accession international locations. It offers insights into the query of even if ecu growth can have results for capital flows into these nations. because the commence of eu financial union the dialogue on cross-border mergers within the eu banking has intensified. the ultimate a part of the publication comprises contributions to this debate.

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Some looks horizontal, some vertical, and some something else. S. FDI into Europe is marketseeking horizontal investment. This heterogeneity is consistent with the idea that multinationals tailor their affiliate operations to a set of host-country conditions. Section 3 will investigate this idea econometrically. S. FDI into Europe: The Role of Host-Country Characteristics and Policies To examine the role of host-country characteristics and policies in shaping the nature of FDI into European countries, I estimated a set of regressions on a country-year panel that combined BEA affiliate data with country-level data.

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In column (I) the regressand is the level of exports; in column (2) it is the level of intennediate inputs imported from the United States; in column (3) it is the share of exports in total sales; and in column (4) it is the share of imported inputs from the United States in total manufacturing sales. Specifications include an unreported set of year fixed effects. All variables are in logarithms except the dichotomous variable EU Member. See text for equation (I) and variable definitions. Moving on to the imported-inputs share in column (4), the coefficients on per capita GOP is now insignificantly different from zero.

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