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Foreign Direct Investment (Fdi) And Trade - Substitutes And Complements? An Application To The Processed Food Industry

  • Carter, Colin A.
  • Yilmaz, Alper

Foreign direct investment (FDI) have become a more dominant form of international trade in a more globalized world. This paper investigates the question of whether FDI and trade are substitutes or complements. In the context of a generally applicable model, the focus is on the processed food industry.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN with number 21665.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21665
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