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Economic Freedom and Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America: A Panel Gravity Model Approach

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  • Turan Subasat

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    (Izmir University of Economics)

  • Sotiris Bellos

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    (National Bank of Greece)

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This paper employs a panel data gravity model to examine the impact of economic freedom (EF) on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the context of Latin American countries. Our results suggest that while FDI responds to many EF measures positively, such results cannot be generalised.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2053-2065

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00416

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Keywords: Economic freedom; FDI; Latin America; panel gravity model.;

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  1. Amar Iqbal Anwar & Mazhar Mughal, 2012. "Economic Freedom and Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical Analysis," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(4), pages 2991-3007.
  2. Turan Subasat & Sotirios Bellos, 2013. "Governance and foreign direct investment in Latin America: A panel gravity model approach," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 50(1), pages 107-131, May.

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