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Authors: 
Vacek, Pavel
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IES Working Paper 19/2010
Abstract: 
I examine whether foreign direct investment increases the productivity of manufacturing firms. I test the proposition that local firms benefit from supplying multinational firms (spillovers through backward linkages) and by purchasing inputs from multinationals (spillovers through forward linkages). The existing literature on productivity spillovers has relied on industry-level proxies for spillovers. I identify spillovers directly at the firm level. I have conducted field work in the Czech manufacturing sector and built a unique data set that enabled me to construct firm-level measures of backward and forward linkages. My results provide strong support for the existence of productivity spillovers through backward linkages.
Subjects: 
FDI
spillovers
forward-backward linkages
JEL: 
F23
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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