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The Concentric-Circle Model of FDI Spillover Effects: Estimation Using Hungarian Panel Data

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  • Iwasaki, Ichiro
  • Csizmadia, Péter
  • Illéssy, Miklós
  • Makó, Csaba
  • Szanyi, Miklós

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A new empirical model is presented in this paper with respect to the productivity spillover effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) by focusing on the concentric-circle structure of industrial organizations arising from sectoral differences among firms. In this model, the market presence of horizontal FDI in a host country is expressed using multiple variables with a nested structure corresponding to the aggregated level of industrial classification in order to identify its spillover effects on the productivity of domestic firms according to the industrial sector with different depth. We estimated the model using large-scale firm-level data from Hungary and confirmed horizontal FDI spillover effects simultaneously taking place in sectors with different depth that cannot be captured with the conventional model having a single horizontal variable.

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  • Iwasaki, Ichiro & Csizmadia, Péter & Illéssy, Miklós & Makó, Csaba & Szanyi, Miklós, 2009. "The Concentric-Circle Model of FDI Spillover Effects: Estimation Using Hungarian Panel Data," Discussion Paper Series a521, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
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    foreign direct investment; spillover effects; concentric-circle model; Hungary;
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    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • P23 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Factor and Product Markets; Industry Studies; Population

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