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Economic opening, FDI and its contribution to the creation of quality employment in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

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  • Ernst, Christoph

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Analyses the evolution of foreign direct investment (FDI) and the increasing role of transnational companies for the domestic economies of three Latin American countries in the period 1990-2003. Describes the impact of FDI on employment and wages of different sectors and the shift from the State as an economic player towards the private economy.

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Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 384376.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Publication status: Published in Working paper series, Employment Strategy Dept. Employment Analysis Unit.
Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:384376

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Keywords: employment; foreign investment; economic implication; trend; Argentina; Brazil; Mexico; multinational enterprise; state intervention; private sector; emploi; investissement étranger; conséquences économiques; tendance; Argentine; Brésil; Mexique; entreprise multinationale; intervention de l'Etat; secteur privé; empleo; inversiones extranjeras; consecuencias económicas; tendencia; Argentina; Brasil; México; empresa multinacional; intervención estatal; sector privado;

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  1. Eduardo Lora & Ugo Panizza, 2002. "Structural Reforms in Latin America under Scrutiny," Research Department Publications 4303, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  2. Manuel Agosin & Roberto Machado, 2005. "Foreign Investment in Developing Countries: Does it Crowd in Domestic Investment?," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(2), pages 149-162.
  3. Robert C. Feenstra & Gordon H. Hanson, 1995. "Foreign Direct Investment and Relative Wages: Evidence from Mexico's Maquiladoras," NBER Working Papers 5122, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  5. Hans Christiansen & Charles Oman & Andrew Charlton, 2003. "Incentives-based Competition for Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Brazil," OECD Working Papers on International Investment 2003/1, OECD Publishing.
  6. Willem te Velde , Dirk, 2003. "Foreign Direct Investment and Income Inequality in Latin America," Documentos de trabajo 4/2003, Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas (IISEC), Universidad Católica Boliviana.
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