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Introduction to Foreign Direct Investment: Analysis of Aggregate Flows

In: Foreign Direct Investment: Analysis of Aggregate Flows

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  • Assaf Razin

    (Tel Aviv University, Cornell University, NBER, CEPR, CESifo)

  • Efraim Sadka

    (Tel Aviv University, CESifo, IZA)

Abstract

The 1990s saw global flows of foreign direct investment increase some sevenfold, spurring economists to explore FDI from a micro- or trade-based perspective. Foreign Direct Investment is one of the first books to analyze the macroeconomics of FDI, treating FDI as a unique form of international capital flow between specific pairs of countries. By examining the determinants of the aggregate flows of FDI at the bilateral, source-host-country level, Assaf Razin and Efraim Sadka present the first systematic global analysis of the singular features of FDI flows. Drawing on a wealth of fresh data, they provide new theoretical models and empirical techniques that illuminate the vital country-pair characteristics that drive these flows. Uniquely, Foreign Direct Investment examines FDI between developed and developing countries, and not just between developed countries. Among many other insights, the book shows that tax competition vis-à-vis FDI need not lead to a "race to the bottom." Foreign Direct Investment is an essential resource for graduate students, academics, and policy professionals.

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  • Assaf Razin & Efraim Sadka, 2007. "Introduction to Foreign Direct Investment: Analysis of Aggregate Flows," Introductory Chapters,in: Foreign Direct Investment: Analysis of Aggregate Flows Princeton University Press.
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    2. Doucouliagos, Hristos & Iamsiraroj, Sasi & Ulubasoglu, Mehmet Ali, 2010. "Foreign direct investment and economic growth: a real relationship or wishful thinking?," Economics Series eco_2010_14, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
    3. Iamsiraroj, Sasi & Ulubaşoğlu, Mehmet Ali, 2015. "Foreign direct investment and economic growth: A real relationship or wishful thinking?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 200-213.
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    7. Guo, Yan, 2013. "Strategic trade policy, cost uncertainty and FDI determinants," ISU General Staff Papers 201301010800004464, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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    10. Matthias Busse & Peter Nunnenkamp, 2009. "Gender Disparity in Education and the International Competition for Foreign Direct Investment," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(3), pages 61-90.
    11. Lilia Cavallari & Stefano D'Addona, 2013. "Business cycle determinants of US foreign direct investments," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(10), pages 966-970, July.
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    14. Garrett, Jinzhuo Z., 2016. "Explaining asymmetries in bilateral FDI flows," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 155-171.
    15. Selahattin GURIS & Irem SACAKLI SACILDI & Elif GUNEREN GENC, 2015. "Determining the Effects of Factors on FDI in Global Crisis Period," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 5(1), pages 1-10.
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