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Inward Foreign Direct Investment and Imports in Spain

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  • M. T. Alguacil
  • V. Orts

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In this paper, we investigate the links between inward foreign direct investment and imports in Spain. We show that FDI in this country has been trade-oriented, encouraging greater imports. Foreign production thus magnifies its potential gains with the conventional benefits of trade. A cointegration analysis in a multivariate VAR model is applied for Granger temporal causality testing. The strength and direction of the causal relationship are shown through the dynamic variance decomposition and the impulse response technique. [Fl0, F20, F21]

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 17 (2003)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 19-38

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  1. A. Yasemin Yalta, 2012. "Uncovering the channels through which FDI affects current account: the case of Turkey," International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(2), pages 158-167.
  2. Hajderllari, Luljeta & Karantininis, Kostas & Lawson, Lartey Godwin, 2011. "Gravity model of outward FDI and trade in Agri-food in Denmark," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114771, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
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  4. Luljeta Hajderllari & Kostas Karantininis & Lartey G. Lawson, 2012. "FDI as an Export-Platform: A Gravity Model for the Danish Agri-Food Industry," IFRO Working Paper 2012/7, University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics.
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  6. Lee Branstetter & Nicholas Lardy, 2006. "China's Embrace of Globalisation," Working Papers id:640, eSocialSciences.
  7. Abdul, waheed & Syed tehseen, jawaid, 2010. "Inward foreign direct investment and aggregate imports: time series evidence from Pakistan," MPRA Paper 31270, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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