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Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment in the New EU Countries

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  • Sova, Robert

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Albu, Lucian Liviu

    () (Institute for Economic Forecasting, Romanian Academy)

  • Stanciu, Ion

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Sova, Anamaria

    (CES, Sorbonne University, Paris)

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to assess the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow for the recent members of the EU (CEEC-41) using panel data methods. Our analysis is important because FDI is considered as a main contributor to economic development, modernization, income growth, catching-up process and changes in specialization structure. In this paper, we adopt a rigorous econometric model to explain the FDI inflows. We examine the role played by economic and non-economic factors in FDI attractiveness. Using the gravity model and recent econometric techniques, we obtain the unbiased and convergent estimators. From an econometric point of view, the use of a Fixed Effect Vector Decomposition (FEVD) estimator for the gravity model appears to be convenient for our data sample.

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  • Sova, Robert & Albu, Lucian Liviu & Stanciu, Ion & Sova, Anamaria, 2009. "Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment in the New EU Countries," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 6(2), pages 42-51, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:6:y:2009:i:2:p:42-51
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    Keywords

    gravity models; panel data models; FDI; CEE countries;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • P33 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - International Trade, Finance, Investment, Relations, and Aid
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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