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Fattori di attrazione degli investimenti diretti esteri nell’Unione Europea: il ruolo del contesto istituzionale e la competitività dell’Italia

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  • Roberta De Santis

    (ISAE, Roma)

  • Claudio Vicarelli

    (ISAE, Roma)

Abstract

The present paper tries to analyse Italy’s lack of competitiveness, focusing on FDI location determinants. An empirical analysis is performed to define FDI inflows determinants common to a narrow group of industrialised countries. The results of empirical estimates show that Italy’s appeal as FDI host country is poor compared to other major European countries. In fact comparing the FDI determinants’ endowment of European countries, Italy ranks low for competitiveness in terms of employers’ social security contributions, government interference with the market and R&D expenditure. To reduce this gap, Italy should improve its location-specific advantages creating a more FDI-friendly institutional context by the adoption of suitable economic policies.

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  • Roberta De Santis & Claudio Vicarelli, 2001. "Fattori di attrazione degli investimenti diretti esteri nell’Unione Europea: il ruolo del contesto istituzionale e la competitività dell’Italia," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 91(3), pages 3-32, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:91:y:2001:i:3:p:3-32
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    1. Roberta De Santis & Maria Cristina Mercuri & Claudio Vicarelli, 2001. "Taxes and Location of Foreign Direct Investments: an Empirical Analysys for the European Union Countries," ISAE Working Papers 24, ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY).
    2. FERRAGINA, Anna Maria, 2013. "The Impact of FDI on Firm Survival and Employment: A Comparative Analysis for Turkey and Italy," CELPE Discussion Papers 127, CELPE - Centre of Labour Economics and Economic Policy, University of Salerno, Italy.

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    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods

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