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Continental Drift: European Integration and the Location of U.K. Foreign Direct Investment

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  • Pain, Nigel

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This paper seeks to quantify the impact of the European internal market programme on the sectoral and geographical pattern of foreign direct investment by U.K. corporations. The author uses an annual panel data set covering investment within seven sectors in the European Union and the United States, and controls for market size, relative costs, innovation, corporate financial constraints, and sector-specific fixed effects. His results indicate that the programme has had a significant positive effect on the level of investment, both in industrial and service sectors. There is also some evidence of investment diversion from the United States into the European Union since 1990. Copyright 1997 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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Article provided by University of Manchester in its journal The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies.

Volume (Year): 65 (1997)
Issue (Month): 0 (Supplement)
Pages: 94-117

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:65:y:1997:i:0:p:94-117

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  1. Shatz, Howard J. & Venables, Anthony J., 2000. "The geography of international investment," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2338, The World Bank.
  2. J. Peter Neary, 2001. "Foreign Direct Investment and the Single Market," Development Working Papers 160, Centro Studi Luca d\'Agliano, University of Milano.
  3. Ray Barrell & Dirk Willem te Velde, 2002. "European Integration and Manufactures Import Demand: An Empirical Investigation of Ten European Countries," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 3(3), pages 263-293, 08.
  4. Marian Beise & Heike Belitz, 1998. "Trends in the Internationalisation of R&D: The German Perspective," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 167, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  5. Pain, Nigel & Young, Garry, 2004. "The macroeconomic impact of UK withdrawal from the EU," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 21(3), pages 387-408, May.
  6. Raff, Horst, 2004. "Preferential trade agreements and tax competition for foreign direct investment," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(12), pages 2745-2763, December.
  7. Oliver Morrissey, . "Investment Provisions in Regional Integration Agreements for Developing Countries," Discussion Papers 08/06, University of Nottingham, CREDIT.
  8. Medvedev, Denis, 2006. "Beyond trade : the impact of preferential trade agreements on foreign direct investment inflows," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4065, The World Bank.
  9. Medvedev, Denis, 2012. "Beyond Trade: The Impact of Preferential Trade Agreements on FDI Inflows," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 49-61.
  10. Ewe-Ghee Lim, 2001. "Determinants of, and the Relation Between, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth," IMF Working Papers 01/175, International Monetary Fund.
  11. Blomström, Magnus & Kokko, Ari & Globerman, Steven, 1998. "Regional Economic Integration and Foreign Direct Investment: The North American Experience," Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 269, Stockholm School of Economics.

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