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Foreign Direct Investment in Mexico since the Approval of

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  • Alfredo Cuevas
  • Miguel Messmacher
  • Alejandro Werner

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Cross-country panel data are used to assess the effect of free-trade agreements on flows of foreign direct investment ( fdi ). Free-trade agreements are found to have a significant positive effect on fdi flows, and free-trade agreements are found to matter more for the smaller members of the agreement. For example, the North American Free-Trade Agreement's ( nafta ) effect on fdi flows into Mexico is much larger than its effect on flows into the United States. These cross-country results are used to assess nafta 's effect on fdi flows into Mexico. After controlling for a set of other factors--such as an increase in worldwide fdi flows--the trade agreement is found to generate fdi flows nearly 60 percent higher than they would have been without the agreement. Copyright 2005, Oxford University Press.

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  • Alfredo Cuevas & Miguel Messmacher & Alejandro Werner, 2005. "Foreign Direct Investment in Mexico since the Approval of," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 19(3), pages 473-488.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:wbecrv:v:19:y:2005:i:3:p:473-488
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