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Introduction to Foreign Direct Investment: Analysis of Aggregate Flows
[Foreign Direct Investment: Analysis of Aggregate Flows]

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  • Assaf Razin

    (Tel Aviv University, Cornell University, NBER, CEPR, CESifo)

  • Efraim Sadka

    (Tel Aviv University, CESifo, IZA)

Abstract

The 1990s saw global flows of foreign direct investment increase some sevenfold, spurring economists to explore FDI from a micro- or trade-based perspective. Foreign Direct Investment is one of the first books to analyze the macroeconomics of FDI, treating FDI as a unique form of international capital flow between specific pairs of countries. By examining the determinants of the aggregate flows of FDI at the bilateral, source-host-country level, Assaf Razin and Efraim Sadka present the first systematic global analysis of the singular features of FDI flows. Drawing on a wealth of fresh data, they provide new theoretical models and empirical techniques that illuminate the vital country-pair characteristics that drive these flows. Uniquely, Foreign Direct Investment examines FDI between developed and developing countries, and not just between developed countries. Among many other insights, the book shows that tax competition vis-à-vis FDI need not lead to a "race to the bottom." Foreign Direct Investment is an essential resource for graduate students, academics, and policy professionals.

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This chapter was published in: Assaf Razin & Efraim Sadka , , pages , 2007.

This item is provided by Princeton University Press in its series Introductory Chapters with number 8539-1.

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Keywords: foreign investment; aggregate flows; macroeconomics; capital; development; tax competition;

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  1. Lilia Cavallari & Stefano D'Addona, 2013. "Business cycle determinants of US foreign direct investments," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(10), pages 966-970, July.
  2. Marlene Grande & Aurora A. C. Teixeira, 2011. "Linking entry mode choices of MNCs with countries’ corruption. A review," OBEGEF Working Papers 008, OBEGEF - Observatório de Economia e Gestão de Fraude & OBEGEF Working Papers on Fraud and Corruption.

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