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dc.contributor.authorHerzer, Dierken_US
dc.contributor.authorHühne, Philippen_US
dc.contributor.authorNunnenkamp, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-11T14:44:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-11T14:44:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64825-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze whether foreign direct investment (FDI) has contributed to the typically wide income gaps in five Latin American host countries. We perform country-specific and panel cointegration techniques to assess the long-run impact of inward FDI stocks on income inequality among households in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. The panel cointegration analysis reveals a significant and positive effect on income inequality. Furthermore, FDI contributed to widening income gaps in all individual sample countries, except for Uruguay. Our findings are robust to the choice of different estimation methods. There is no evidence for reverse causality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel Working Paper 1791en_US
dc.subject.jelF21en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFDIen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordcointegration techniquesen_US
dc.subject.keywordLatin Americaen_US
dc.titleFDI and income inequality: Evidence from Latin American economiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn726712590en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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