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FDI and trade: complements and substitutes

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  • Jose Pedro Pontes

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This paper presents a non-monotonic relationship between foreign direct investment and trade based on the idea that, although FDI eliminates trade costs on the final good, the investing firm has to bear increased trade costs on an intermediate good.

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Paper provided by ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon in its series Working Papers Department of Economics with number 2006/03.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:ise:isegwp:wp32006

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Postal: Department of Economics, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Rua do Quelhas 6, 1200-781 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; Trade; Firm Location.;

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