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Title:Determinants of FDI in developing countries : has globalization changed the rules of the game? PDF Logo
Authors:Nunnenkamp, Peter
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1122
Abstract:There is a startling gap between, allegedly, globalization-induced changes in international competition for foreign direct investment (FDI) and recent empirical evidence on the relative importance of determinants of FDI in developing countries. We show that surprisingly little has changed since the late 1980s. Traditional market-related determinants are still dominant factors. Among non-traditional FDI determinants, only the availability of local skills has clearly gained importance. As concerns the interface between trade policy and FDI, we find that the tariff jumping motive for FDI had lost much of its relevance well before globalization became a hotly debated issue.
Subjects:foreign direct investment
market size
cost factors
human capital
openness to trade
globalization
JEL:F21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW
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