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The Locational Determinants of Foreign-Owned Manufacturing Plants in Italy: Preliminary Results

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  • Roberto Basile

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    (ISAE, Roma)

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This paper analyses the locational determinants of FDI inflows in Italy. Given the discrete nature of the data (count data), a random-effect negative binomial-regression model is used to test the a priori expectations on the locational determinants of FDI inflows.The results show that the number of new foreign entrants is fostered by the following provincial characteristics: level of infra-structure, demand level, education attainment and prior concentration of manufacturing plants (in particular, of foreign-owned manufacturing plants). The results also confirm that a high labour cost hinders foreign entry.

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Article provided by SIPI Spa in its journal Rivista di Politica Economica.

Volume (Year): 92 (2002)
Issue (Month): 4 (July-August)
Pages: 61-92

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Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:92:y:2002:i:4:p:61-92

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  1. Raffaello Bronzini, 2004. "Foreign direct investment and agglomeration: evidence from Italy," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 526, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  2. Roberto Basile & Luigi Benfratello & Davide Castellani, 2005. "Attracting Foreign Direct Investments in Europe: are Italian Regions Doomed?," Development Working Papers 200, Centro Studi Luca d\'Agliano, University of Milano.
  3. Roberto Basile & Luigi Benfratello & Davide Castellani, 2005. "Attracting Foreign Investments in Europe - are Italian Regions Doomed?," ERSA conference papers ersa05p148, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Vittorio, Daniele, 2009. "Organized crime and regional development. A review of the Italian case," MPRA Paper 16547, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Radhuber, Michael, 2007. "Crescita Economica o Sviluppo Civile? Altre Vie per il Mezzogiorno," MPRA Paper 8037, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Apr 2008.
  6. Vittorio Daniele & Ugo Marani, 2008. "Organized Crime and Foreign Direct Investment: The Italian Case," CESifo Working Paper Series 2416, CESifo Group Munich.
  7. Roberto Basile & Sergio de Nardis & Alessandro Girardi, 2001. "Regional inequalities and cohesion policies in the european union," ISAE Working Papers 23, ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY).
  8. Daniele, Vittorio, 2007. "Criminalità e investimenti esteri. Un’analisi per le province italiane
    [The effect of organized crime on Foreign Investments. An Empirical Analysis for the Italian Provinces]
    ," MPRA Paper 6417, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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