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Foreign Direct Investment, Productivity, and Country Growth: An Overview (ICPSR 25081) RSS

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The authors review the empirical literature that studies the relationship between foreign direct investment, productivity, and growth using aggregate data, and focus on two questions: (1) is there evidence of a positive relationship between foreign direct investment and national growth? and (2) does the output of the "multinational sectors" exhibit higher labor productivity? The authors also briefly discuss how the microeconomic evidence and a number of aggregation and composition problems might help explain the ambiguous results in this literature.

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Contessi, Silvio, and Ariel Weinberger. Foreign Direct Investment, Productivity, and Country Growth: An Overview. ICPSR25081-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-03-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR25081.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   domestic trade, economic growth, economic indicators, economic policy, exchange rates, exports, foreign investment, Gross Domestic Product, inflation, international economics, international markets, international trade, labor economics, microeconomics, NAFTA, productivity, regulatory processes, World Trade Organization

Geographic Coverage:   Bermuda Islands, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

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These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigators if further information is desired.

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