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Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Spillovers: Updated Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe

  • Adam Gersl
  • Ieva Rubene
  • Tina Zumer

The paper discusses the inflows of foreign direct investment into the CEE countries and focuses on analysis of productivity spillovers. An overview of the relevance of foreign firms in the CEE economies is presented. Using firm-level data on manufacturing industries for the period 2000–-2005, the total factor productivity of domestic firms is estimated using the Petrin and Levinsohn (2003) method and subsequently related within a panel data model to foreign presence in the same industry and in industries linked via the production chain. The presence of productivity spillovers is tested for across several sub-samples to detect possible conditionalities.

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Paper provided by Czech National Bank, Research Department in its series Working Papers with number 2007/8.

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