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Foreign Direct Investment in a Process of Economic Integration: The Case of Spanish Manufacturing, 1986-1992

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  • Bajo-Rubio, Oscar

    () (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)

  • López-Pueyo, Carmen

    (Universidad de Zaragoza)

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In this paper we analyze the main characteristic features of foreign direct investment (FDI) directed to Spanish manufacturing, both across industries and through time, for the years 1986-1992. During this period, Spain was one of the most important recipients of FDI inflows in the world, coinciding with the first years of integration into the European Union and the prospects about the completion of the Single European Market by 1992. To this end, a relative FDI measure is related to several industry indicators, as well as to some macroeconomic variables, which allows us to obtain a general characterization of FDI in Spanish manufacturing over that period.

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  • Bajo-Rubio, Oscar & López-Pueyo, Carmen, 2002. "Foreign Direct Investment in a Process of Economic Integration: The Case of Spanish Manufacturing, 1986-1992," Journal of Economic Integration, Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, vol. 17, pages 85-103.
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    1. Àngels Pelegrín, 2003. "Regional Distribution of Foreign Manufacturing Investment in Spain. Do Agglomeration Economies Matter?," Working Papers 2003/6, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
    2. María C. Latorre, 2013. "On the Differential Behaviour of National and Multinational Firms: A Within- and Across-sectors Approach," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(10), pages 1294-1317, October.
    3. Angels Pelegrin & Catalina Bolance, 2008. "Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Manufacturing. Do Agglomeration Economies Matter?," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(4), pages 505-522.
    4. Gómez-Plana, Antonio G. & Latorre, María C., 2014. "When multinationals leave: A CGE analysis of the impact of divestments," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 8, pages 1-41.

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    Keywords

    Foreign Direct Investment; Spanish Manufacturing Industry; European Integration;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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