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The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Services

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  • Bala Ramasamy
  • Matthew Yeung

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Abstract This paper has two main objectives: first, to consider country specific determinants that attract services FDI, and second, to compare the importance of these determinants vis-à-vis traditional determinants that attract manufacturing FDI. Using OECD countries as our sample, and 1980 to 2003 as our time period, we consider the determinants of inward FDI in a panel setting. Our results provide empirical evidence to support the view that no new theories may be necessary to explain the determinants of services FDI. Copyright 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Bala Ramasamy & Matthew Yeung, 2010. "The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Services," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 33(4), pages 573-596, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:33:y:2010:i:4:p:573-596
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