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The Effects of Regional and Industry: Wide FDI Spillovers on Export of Ukrainian Firms

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  • Park, Sang-Min
  • Talavera, Oleksandr
  • Lutz, Stefan

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In this paper we investigate the effects of region and industry?wide spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) on the volumes of export of Ukrainian manufacturing firms, using unpublished panel data from 1996?2000. Economic theory suggests that FDI has direct and indirect effects on firm?s performance. Our analysis focuses on the indirect effects like competition and linkage effects through industrial and regional spillovers respectively. We use a simple Cournot competition model in order to test for industrial and regional spillovers. The estimation results suggest that large firms, durable?goods makers, and firms located in urban areas benefit most from FDI spillovers. --

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Paper provided by ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research in its series ZEW Discussion Papers with number 03-54.

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Keywords: transition economies; Ukraine; foreign direct investment; spillovers;

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  1. Natasha Agarwal & Chris Milner & Alejandro Riaño, 2013. "Credit Constraints and FDI Spillovers in China," CESifo Working Paper Series 4313, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Lutz, Stefan H. & Talavera, Oleksandr, 2003. "Do Ukrainian firms benefit from FDI," ZEI Working Papers B 04-2003, ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn.
  3. Anwar, Sajid & Nguyen, Lan Phi, 2011. "Foreign direct investment and export spillovers: Evidence from Vietnam," International Business Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 177-193, April.
  4. Elisa Giuliani & Chiara Macchi, 2013. "Multinational Corporations’ Economic And Human Rights Impacts On Developing Countries: A Review And Research Agenda," Discussion Papers 2013/158, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  5. Alyson Ma, 2006. "Export Spillovers to Chinese Firms: Evidence from Provincial Data," Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(2), pages 127-149.
  6. Anwar, Sajid & Sun, Sizhong, 2012. "FDI and market entry/exit: Evidence from China," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 23(5), pages 487-498.

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