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What Drives Sector Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland?

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  • Helga Kristjánsdóttir

    (University of Iceland)

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The objective of this paper is to examine how the driving forces of investment in a small country like Iceland differ from those in larger countries. Special attention is given to the dominating investment sector in Iceland due to its resource intensity. Estimates are based on 1989-1999 panel data on foreign direct investment in various sectors. This may help explain why the investment pattern in Iceland differs from the general case.

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  • Helga Kristjánsdóttir, 2005. "What Drives Sector Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland?," EPRU Working Paper Series 05-08, Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:kud:epruwp:05-08
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    Keywords

    foreign direct investment; multinational corporations;

    JEL classification:

    • 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

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