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Good or Bad? The Influence of FDI on Output Growth: An industry-level analysis

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  • Carmen F. Castejón
  • Julia Wörz

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This paper attempts to reconcile the often inconclusive evidence on the impact of FDI on growth by taking into account the heterogeneity both among industries and among countries. Using a comparable database at the industry level for 35 countries of the OECD, Asia and Eastern Europe from 1987 to 2002, we test both the stage of development and the FDI industrial pattern for the economic impact of FDI on growth. In certain industries and for the catching-up countries, a significant and positive relationship emerges when FDI interacts with investment or export orientation.

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Paper provided by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw in its series wiiw Working Papers with number 38.

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Handle: RePEc:wii:wpaper:38

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Keywords: FDI; heterogeneity; manufacturing sector; panel data analysis;

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  5. Łukasz Goczek, 2011. "International Openness and Social Development as Endogenous Determinants of Growth," Working Papers 2011-22, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
  6. Özlem Onaran, 2006. "Speculation-led growth and fragility in Turkey: Does EU make a difference or "can it happen again"?," Department of Economics Working Papers wuwp093, Vienna University of Economics, Department of Economics.

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