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The Provision Of Public Inputs And Foreign Direct Investment

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  • DEREK K. KELLENBERG

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"A small open economy model is developed that incorporates direct and indirect effects on multinational location decisions associated with public input provision. It is shown that when agglomeration externalities are present in local intermediate goods markets, public input provision can affect multinational firms directly by lowering the fixed costs of production and indirectly by decreasing the costs of intermediate inputs, but growth is contingent on achieving a critical mass of investment. It is further shown that the effectiveness of a policy of public input provision over a policy of subsidy incentives is critically dependent on key market parameters in the host country". ("JEL" F2, H4, O1) Copyright No Claim to Original U.S. Government Works.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Contemporary Economic Policy.

Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
Pages: 170-184

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Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:25:y:2007:i:2:p:170-184

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  1. Pao-Li Chang & Chia-Hui Lu, 2011. "Risk and the Technology Content of FDI:A Dynamic Model," Working Papers 07-2011, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
  2. Fritz Breuss & Peter Egger & Michael Pfaffermayr, 2003. "Structural Funds, EU Enlargement, and the Redistribution of FDI in Europe," WIFO Working Papers 195, WIFO.
  3. Peter Egger & Simon Loretz & Michael Pfaffermayr & Hannes Winner, 2006. "Corporate Taxation and Multinational Activity," CESifo Working Paper Series 1773, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Pao-Li Chang & Chia-Hui Lu, 2010. "Risk, Learning, and the Technology Content of FDI: A Dynamic Model," Working Papers 30-2010, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
  5. Hemmer, Hans-Rimbert & Krüger, Ralf & Seith, Jennifer, 2006. "Ausländische Direktinvestitionen: Flankierende Maßnahmen des Staates," Discussion Papers in Development Economics 36, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Institute for Development Economics.
  6. Roberto Basile & Davide Castellani & Antonello Zanfei, 2007. "Location choices of multinational firms in Europe: the role of EU cohesion policy," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 32/2007, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia, Finanza e Statistica.

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