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Policy competition for foreign direct investment between asymmetric countries

  • Bjorvatn, Kjetil
  • Eckel, Carsten

The present paper analyses policy competition for foreign direct investment between countries of different size and different market structure. We demonstrate how policy competition affects the location decision of the foreign investor and derive welfare implications. The key variables in our analysis are intra-regional trade costs, differences in market size, and minimum wages.

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Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Munich Reprints in Economics with number 20270.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Publication status: Published in European Economic Review 7 50(2006): pp. 1891-1907
Handle: RePEc:lmu:muenar:20270
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