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On the search for spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) with spatial dependency


  • Nigel Driffield


DRIFFIELD N. (2006) On the search for spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) with spatial dependency, Regional Studies 40, 107-119. This paper examines various specifications that are used within the literature to test for spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI). Analysis provides significant evidence of externalities from inward FDI, but it shows that these externalities are more localized than has previously been believed. Further, the results demonstrate that the econometric treatment of issues such as agglomeration, contiguity and spatial dependence significantly changes the conclusions regarding local and national spillovers from FDI, and productivity growth more generally. Spillovers, Foreign direct investment (FDI), Spatial dependence DRIFFIELD N. (2006) A la recherche des retombees dues a l'investissement direct etranger (IDE) localise, Regional Studies 40, 107-119. Cet article cherche a examiner diverses mesures employees dans la documentation afin de rechercher la presence de retombees dues a l'investissement direct etranger (IDE). L'analyse fournit d'importantes preuves de la presence des effets externes dues a l'IDE. Elle montre aussi que ces effets externes s'averent plus localises que l'on n'avait cru. Qui plus est, les resultats demontrent que l'emploi d'une facon econometrique pour aborder des questions telles l'agglomeration, la contiguite et la dependance geographique remet serieusement en question les conclusions quant aux retombees locales et nationales dues a l'IDE en particulier, et la croissance de la productivite en general. Retombees, Investissement direct etranger (IDE), Dependance geographique DRIFFIELD N. (2006) Zur Suche nach Uberlaufen von Auslandsdirektinvestierungen (FDI) mit raumlicher Abhangigkeit, Regional Studies 40, 107-119. Dieser Aufsatz untersucht verschiedenartige Aufstellungen, die in der Literatur zur Prufung von Uberlaufen von Auslandsdirektinvestierungen benutzt werden. Die Analyse liefert signifikante Beweise externer Effekte von Direktinvestierungen aus dem Ausland, zeigt dann aber auf, dass diese externen Effekte ortlich starker begrenzt sind als fruher angenommen wurde. Daruberhinaus zeigen die Ergebnisse, dass die okonomische Behandlung von Fragen wie z.B. Ballung, unmittelbare Nachbarschaft und raumliche Abhangigkeit die Schlussfolgerung bezuglich ortlicher und uberregionaler Uberlaufe von Auslandsdirektinvestierungen signifikant und die Produktionszunahme ganz allgemein verandert. Uberlaufe, Auslandsdirektinvestierungen (FDI), raumliche Abhangigkeit DRIFFIELD N. (2006) En busca de desbordamientos de la IDE con dependencia espacial, Regional Studies 40, 107-119. En este documento se estudian las diferentes especificaciones que se utilizan en la literatura para comprobar los efectos de desbordamiento de la inversion directa extranjera (IDE). En este analisis mostramos importantes pruebas para los efectos externos de la inversion directa extranjera interior pero demostramos ademas que tales efectos estan mas localizados de lo que se pensaba. Asimismo los resultados demuestran que el tratamiento econometrico de factores, tales como aglomeracion, contiguidad y dependencia espacial, cambia en gran medida las conclusiones con respecto al efecto de desbordamiento local y nacional de la IDE, y con respecto al crecimiento de productividad en general. Desbordamientos, IDE, Dependencia espacial

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  • Nigel Driffield, 2006. "On the search for spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) with spatial dependency," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(1), pages 107-119.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:40:y:2006:i:1:p:107-119
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400500450091

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