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Foreign Direct Investments: A Comparison of EAEU, DCFTA and Selected EU-CEE Countries

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  • Peter Havlik
  • Gabor Hunya

    (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw)

  • Yury Zaytsev

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been the main driver of restructuring and modernisation in Central and Eastern Europe. This paper looks into FDI stocks and flows in a dynamic and cross-country perspective, comparing the key EAEU countries (Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia) as well as DCFTA countries (Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) with selected EU-CEE peers (Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia) in the neighbourhood. The study shows that EAEU and DCFTA countries have not been particularly attractive for foreign investors taking out round tripping inflows from offshore destinations, the accumulated FDI would be even lower. This explains a lot why restructuring in the region stalls. This pattern can change only with marked improvements in the domestic regulatory environment and investment climate.

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  • Peter Havlik & Gabor Hunya & Yury Zaytsev, 2018. "Foreign Direct Investments: A Comparison of EAEU, DCFTA and Selected EU-CEE Countries," wiiw Research Reports 428, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.
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    Keywords

    foreign direct investment; FDI flows and stocks; Eastern Europe; Belarus; Georgia; Moldova; Kazakhstan; Russia; Ukraine; FDI by key partners and sectors;
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    JEL classification:

    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • P23 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Factor and Product Markets; Industry Studies; Population

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