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Mobilité du capital et spécialisation en Union européenne


  • Sébastien Dupuch
  • Jacques Mazier


[fre] Mobilité du capital et spécialisation en Union européenne. . Cet article s'intéresse à la mobilité du capital appréhendée par les ide (investissements directs étrangers) comme mécanisme d'ajustement au sein de l'Union européenne. Les déterminants des ide intra-européens et leur impact sur la spécialisation des pays sont successivement examinés en distinguant les facteurs de rééquilibrage et de polarisation. L'influence de la proximité géographique, de l'intensité des échanges commerciaux et du marché potentiel a accentué la pola­risation des ide dans les pays du centre. Tandis que les investissements domestiques ont contribué au renforcement de la spécialisation des pays européens, les ide ont favorisé la diversification des activités et les échanges intra-branche de qualité. [eng] Capital mobility and specialisation in the european union. . 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 con-sidered, discerning counterbalancing and agglomeration factors. Several factors such as geographie 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.

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  • Sébastien Dupuch & Jacques Mazier, 2002. "Mobilité du capital et spécialisation en Union européenne," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 53(3), pages 483-492.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_2002_num_53_3_410419

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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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    • 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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