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Modelling FDI based on a spatially augmented gravity model: Evidence for Central and Eastern European Countries

  • Markus Leibrecht

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    (Department for Economics, Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany)

  • Aleksandra Riedl

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    (Austrian National Bank)

Based on a spatially augmented gravity model the current paper isolates spatial interrelationships in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) not only across the destination but also across the origin country dimension of FDI. Results show that: (i) spatial interrelationships across destination countries are present and are consistent with the predom- inance of vertical-complex FDI in total FDI; (ii) spatial correlation across origin countries is given in earlier years of transition, while demonstration and competition effects cancel over the whole sample period; and (iii) agglomeration forces gain in importance for FDI to CEECs.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2012
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