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Trade-FDI Linkages in a Simultaneous Equations System of Gravity Models for German Regional Data

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  • Timo Mitze
  • Alecke Bjorn
  • Untiedt Gerhard

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Using regional data, we analyze the nature of German trade-FDI linkages within the EU27 for a system of gravity equations. Starting from a macroeconomic perspective, our analysis supports earlier empirical evidence for Germany in finding substitutive links between trade and outward FDI. However, switching to a (macro-)regional perspective, we reveal additional complementary correlations, which can be motivated by recent theoretical approaches. We also find regional heterogeneity, which emphasizes the need to take into account the regional dimension in analyzing cross-variable linkages between trade and FDI.

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Article provided by CEPII research center in its journal International Economics/Economie Internationale.

Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): 122 ()
Pages: 121-162

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Handle: RePEc:cii:cepiei:2010-2te

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Keywords: Trade; FDI; panel data; simultaneous equations;

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  1. Bassem Kahouli & Anis Omri & Anissa Chaibi, 2014. "Environmental Regulations, Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Gravity Equations," Working Papers 2014-189, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  2. Schmeiser, Katherine N. & Ricaurte, Miguel F., 2012. "Tradability and market penetration costs: Explaining foreign market servicing intensities," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 190-200.
  3. Schmeiser, Katherine N., 2013. "The firm export and FDI choice in the context of gravity," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 592-596.

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