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The Impact of the Single Market Programme on the Locational Determinants of US Manufacturing Affiliates: An Econometric Analysis

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  • Andrew Mold

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This article analyses the impact of the single market programme (SMP) on the locational determinants of US foreign direct investment (FDI) in the manufacturing sector. The econometric model covers the period 1978-95, a key period in the development of the European single market. As the process of regional integration deepens, some authors have predicted that firms will become more sensitive to factor-based differences (e.g. labour costs) between Member States, and less sensitive to changes in market conditions in the host country. This article finds no evidence of this phenomenon - variables related to the demand side (size and growth of GDP) continue to be the most important determinants of FDI inflows. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2003.

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Common Market Studies.

Volume (Year): 41 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (03)
Pages: 37-62

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jcmkts:v:41:y:2003:i:1:p:37-62

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  1. Piteli, Eleni E.N., 2009. "Foreign Direct Investment in Developed Economies: A Comparison between European and non - European Countries," Papers DYNREG44, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  2. Olivia Galgau & Khalid Sekkat, 2004. "Does economic integration affect FDI inflows to member countries equally? An empirical analysis for Europe," Working Papers CEB 04-025.RS, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  3. Kandogan, Yener, 2012. "Regional foreign direct investment potential of the states within the US," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 64(4), pages 306-322.
  4. Laura Resmini & Laura Casi, 2011. "The determinants of foreign direct investments: Regional vs. National characteristics," ERSA conference papers ersa10p466, European Regional Science Association.
  5. Antonios Georgopoulos & Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann D. & Vasilios Sogiakas, 2013. "Survival Characteristics and Adjustment of MNE Affiliates in the European Integrated Market," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 225, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.
  6. Laura Resmini & Laura Casi, 2013. "Spatial complexity and interactions in regions? FDI attractiveness," ERSA conference papers ersa13p1063, European Regional Science Association.

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