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The Location of the United States' FDI Under the Share Gravity Model

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  • Felipa De Mello-Sampayo

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This paper examines the geographical distribution of US MNEs FDI using the share gravity model, which adds a competition factor to the classical gravity formulation. The aim is to show that, unlike previous applications of the gravity model to FDI, the share of FDI pertaining to a location is determined not only by its own characteristics but also by those of competing locations. A dynamic share gravity model is estimated for a panel of both industrialised and developing countries using five alternative measures of FDI. The results vindicate the superiority of the share relative to the classical version of the gravity model in that the competition factor has a significantly negative impact on the FDI share.

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Volume (Year): 21 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 491-519

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Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; multinational enterprises; gravity model; dynamic panel data model;

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  1. de Mello-Sampayo, Felipa & de Sousa-Vale, Sofia & Camões, Francisco, 2010. "Delaying the timing of offshoring low-skilled tasks," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(5), pages 951-958, September.
  2. Karpaty, Patrik & Gustavsson Tingvall, Patrik, 2011. "Offshoring of Services and Corruption: Do Firms Escape Corrupt Countries?," Working Papers 2011:2, Örebro University, School of Business, revised 28 May 2012.
  3. Tingvall, Patrik Gustavsson, 2010. "Offshoring and Corruption: Does Corruption Matter," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 237, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  4. Mateo Vasco & Lina M. Cortés & Sandra C. Gaitán & Iván A. Durán, 2012. "Aplicación del modelo gravitacional al impacto del gobierno corporativo en las fusiones y adquisiciones en Latinoamérica," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO CIEF 010709, UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT.
  5. Felipa Mello Sampayo, 2006. "The Geographic Distribution of Economic Activities of the USA Multinational Enterprises," DEGIT Conference Papers c011_040, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
  6. Kayam, Saime Suna, 2009. "Home market determinants of FDI outflows from developing and transition economies," MPRA Paper 16781, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Helga Kristjánsdóttir, 2005. "Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland," CAM Working Papers 2005-15, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Applied Microeconometrics.

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