Foreign Direct Investment and Labor Rights: A Panel Analysis of Bilateral FDI Flows
AbstractThe paper analyses the impact of fundamental labor rights on bilateral FDI flows to 82 developing countries. The results indicate that investments by multinationals are significantly higher in countries that adhere to labor rights, thereby refuting the hypothesis that repression of these rights fosters FDI.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Rutgers University, Newark in its series Working Papers Rutgers University, Newark with number 2010-002.
Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2010
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FDI; Labor Rights; Developing Countries;
Other versions of this item:
- Matthias Busse & Peter Nunnenkamp & Mariana Spatareanu, 2011. "Foreign direct investment and labour rights: a panel analysis of bilateral FDI flows," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(2), pages 149-152.
- F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-05-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-IFN-2010-05-08 (International Finance)
- NEP-INT-2010-05-08 (International Trade)
- NEP-LAB-2010-05-08 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-OPM-2010-05-08 (Open Economy Macroeconomic)
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