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Mobilité du capital et spécialisation en Union européenne


  • Sébastien Dupuch
  • Jacques Mazier


This article focuses on capital mobility highlighted through foreign direct investment ( FDI ) as an adjustment mechanism among EU members. The determinants of intra-european FDI and their impact on country specialisation are successively considered, discerning counterbalancing and agglomeration factors. Several factors such as geographic proximity, trade links and market potential have strengthened FDI polarisation in centre countries. Domestic investments reinforced European specialisation while FDI increased economic diversification and quality intra-branch trade. Classification JEL : F15, F21, R30

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  • Sébastien Dupuch & Jacques Mazier, 2002. "Mobilité du capital et spécialisation en Union européenne," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 53(3), pages 483-492.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_533_0483

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    1. Natalia Vechiu & Farid Makhlouf, 2014. "Economic integration and specialization in production in the EU27: does FDI influence countries’ specialization?," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 46(2), pages 543-572, March.

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    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General


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