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Exportation and Foreign Direct Investment in Visegrad Area : An Empirical Analysis


  • Nicolini, Rosella

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))


The main object of this analysis is to emphasize, empirically, some determinants to exportations and foreign direct investments in Visegrad Area. The interest is to verify whether it is really possible to model location decisions in these countries with proper references already adopted in literature. For exportations, our results are quite similar to the predictions given, in general, by gravity models. However, we have different results for foreign direct investments. This analysis proves that investment decisions, towards Visegrad countries, are substantially influenced by specific (ad-hoc) variables for ex-socialist countries.

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  • Nicolini, Rosella, 1997. "Exportation and Foreign Direct Investment in Visegrad Area : An Empirical Analysis," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 1997028, Universit√© catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  • Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvir:1997028

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    Bilateral trade; Direct Investment; Gravity Models; Locational determinants; Multinational firms;

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • L66 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco

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