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Like it or not? How the Economic and Institutional Environment Shapes Individual Attitudes towards Multinational Enterprises

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  • Harms, Philipp
  • Schwab, Jakob

This paper analyzes the determinants of people s attitudes towards FDI using a survey-based data set that covers a wide range of rich and poor countries. We find that both individual socioeconomic characteristics and macroeconomic factors shape agents attitudes towards multinational firms. Moreover, we find that the influence of an individual s characteristics such as employment status and education depends on the respective country s per-capita income.

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Paper provided by Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association in its series Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy with number 113150.

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