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Is foreign direct investment attracted to 'knowledge creators'?

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  • John List

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The effect of 'knowledge creators' on location patterns of new foreign plants entering the USA from 1986 to 1993 is analysed. The empirical results from a conditional logit model suggest a link exists between knowledge bases, measured by patent counts, and the location decisions of foreign plants. In the limit, these results imply that a 1% increase in patent counts is associated with an increase in the probability of attracting a new foreign plant by as much as 1.874%.

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  • Catherine Co & John List, 2004. "Is foreign direct investment attracted to 'knowledge creators'?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(11), pages 1143-1149.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:36:y:2004:i:11:p:1143-1149
    DOI: 10.1080/0003684042000176810
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    1. Chih‐Hai Yang & Yi‐Yin Wu & Hui‐Lin Lin, 2010. "Outward Investment To China And Local Innovation Of Taiwanese Manufacturing Firms," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 61(4), pages 538-557, December.
    2. Trifkovic, Neda, 2015. "Vertical Coordination and Aquaculture Farm Performance: The Case of Catfish Sector in Vietnam," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 211930, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Theodore H Moran, 2016. "The Role of Industrial Policy as a Development Tool: New Evidence from the Globalization of Trade-and-Investment," Working Papers id:8423, eSocialSciences.
    4. Mahony, Greg & Sadleir, Chris, 2011. "Metagovernance and the Role of Cultural Norms in the Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment: Trans-Tasman FDI Regimes," Working Paper Series 4082, Victoria University of Wellington, The New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation.
    5. Huilin Lin & Ryh-Song Yeh, 2005. "The interdependence between FDI and R&D: an application of an endogenous switching model to Taiwan's electronics industry," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(15), pages 1789-1799.

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