Core Labor Standards and Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean: Does Lax Enforcement of Labor Standards Attract Investors?
AbstractThis paper estimates the impact of the enforcement of core labor standards on FDI in the region and contains the following: 1) Introduction; 2) Survey of the literature on the determinants of FDI: theoretical models, empirical estimation of the determinants of FDI, and the few studies that have examined specifically the links between core labor standards and FDI; 3) Description of data used in this study and explanation of the authors' decision to use sectorally-disaggregated bilateral flows of FDI from the U.S. and Japan as their dependent variable; 4) Details of the methodology used in estimations; 5) Results of the study; 6) Conclusions.
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Date of creation: Oct 2003
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Labor Policy; Investment; Workforce & Employment; Labor Standards; Foreign Direct Investment; FDI; Latin America & the Caribbean;
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