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Linee guida per un'efficace politica di attrazione degli investimenti esteri


  • Sergio Mariotti
  • Lucia Piscitello


The increasing competition between governments to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) can be attributed to their prominent role in promoting knowledge-sharing, innovation and growth. The fact that Italy has always been a laggard in such initiatives has further blemished the country’s attractiveness to foreign investors. Based on the past experience of other nations and on the conceptual models advanced in the latest international literature, the paper suggests a design framework for general guidelines that may be of use to policymakers in formulating an effective policy to encourage FDI. The framework combines principles based on the country-specific competitive advantages and opportunities generated by international investments. Specifically, the paper identifies several policy measures and discusses their optimal mix with reference to the case of Italy.

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  • Sergio Mariotti & Lucia Piscitello, 2012. "Linee guida per un'efficace politica di attrazione degli investimenti esteri," ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2012(1), pages 139-157.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:polipo:v:html10.3280/poli2012-001006

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    1. Valeria Gattai, 2013. "The dragon and the elephant on the way to Italy," ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2013(4), pages 63-87.

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    Multinazionali; investimenti diretti esteri; politiche di attrazione degli IDE;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • H76 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Other Expenditure Categories
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations


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