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The Nested Variable Model of FDI Spillover Effects Estimation Using Hungarian Panel Data

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  • Iwasaki, Ichiro
  • Csizmadia, Péter
  • Illéssy, Miklós
  • Makó, Csaba
  • Szanyi, Miklós

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A new empirical model is presented in this paper with respect to the productivity spillover effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) by focusing on the multi-layered structure of industrial classifications. In this model, the market presence of horizontal FDI in a host country is expressed using multiple spillover variables with a nested structure corresponding to the aggregated level of industrial classification. Using large-scale firm-level data from Hungary, we estimated the nested variable model and verified horizontal FDI spillover effects that cannot be captured with the conventional model having a single horizontal variable.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 521.

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Length: 22 p.
Date of creation: May 2011
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Note: May 2011 (First version: November 2009)
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Keywords: foreign direct investment; multinational enterprise; technology and knowledge spillover; nested variable model; Hungary;

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  1. Lengyel, Balázs & Iwasaki, Ichiro & Szanyi, Miklós, 2010. "Industry Cluster and Regional Economic Growth : Evidence from Hungary," Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, vol. 51(2), pages 93-112, December.
  2. Iwasaki, Ichiro & Csizmadia, Péter & Illéssy, Miklós & Makó, Csaba & Miklós Szanyi, 2010. "Foreign Direct Investment, Information Spillover, and Export Decision : The Concentric-Circle Model with Application to Hungarian Firm-Level Data," Discussion Paper Series a527, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  3. Iwasaki, Ichiro & Tokunaga, Masahiro, 2013. "Spillover versus Ownership: A Meta-Analysis of Transition Literature," RRC Working Paper Series 42, Russian Research Center, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.

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