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European Economic Integration and Swiss Foreign Direct Investment


  • Marc Bacchetta


This paper provides econometric estimates of the determinants of Swiss outward FDI. Destination country statistics are pooled into a panel of FDI flows from Switzerland towards 12 OECD countries for 11 years (1982-1992). Results confirm expectations about the positive correlation between Swiss FDI and recipient countries' market size, and about the negative correlation with recipient countries' wages. However, Swiss FDI towards EU countries appears to be more sensitive to exchange rate variations.

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  • Marc Bacchetta, 1997. "European Economic Integration and Swiss Foreign Direct Investment," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 133(I), pages 3-18, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ses:arsjes:1997-i-1

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    1. Fred Henneberger & Alexandre Ziegler, 2003. "Aussenhandel und Auslandsproduktion im Dienstleistungssektor: Theorie und Empirie der Beschäftigungseffekte für die schweizerische Tourismusbranche," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 139(IV), pages 535-561, December.
    2. Henneberger Fred & Ziegler Alexandre, 2000. "Direktinvestitionen, Exportströme und Beschäftigungseffekte. Gepoolte Regressionen mit Daten aus der amtlichen Statistik für die Schweiz 1985-1997 unter Berücksichtigung branchenspezifischer Besonderh," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 220(2), pages 147-164, April.

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