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dc.contributor.authorHarding, Torfinnen_US
dc.contributor.authorJavorcik , Beata Smarzynskaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T08:22:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T08:22:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30560-
dc.description.abstractThe debate on trade and growth increasingly focuses on the composition of exports. Exports of more “sophisticated” products appear to be positively correlated with growth, and upgrading the quality of exports is high on the policy agenda of many countries. This study presents evidence suggesting that attracting inflows of FDI offers potential for upgrading a country’s export basket. The empirical analysis relates unit values of exports measured at the 4-digit SITC level to data on sectors treated by investment promotion agencies as priority in their efforts to attract FDI. The sample covers 116 countries over the period 1984-2000. The findings are consistent with a positive effect of FDI on unit values of exports in developing countries. However, such a relationship is less evident in developed countries. These results suggest that FDI can help bridge gaps in production and marketing techniques between developing and high income economies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2865en_US
dc.subject.jelF10en_US
dc.subject.jelL52en_US
dc.subject.jelF21en_US
dc.subject.jelF23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordexport qualityen_US
dc.subject.keywordunit valuesen_US
dc.subject.keywordFDIen_US
dc.subject.keywordinvestment promotionen_US
dc.subject.keywordindustrial policyen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwInvestitionspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriepolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologietransferen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungskonvergenzen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriestaatenen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleA touch of sophistication: FDI and unit values of exportsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn617053049en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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