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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

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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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  • Harms, Philipp & Schwab, Jakob, 2015. "Like it or not? How the Economic and Institutional Environment Shapes Individual Attitudes towards Multinational Enterprises," Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy 113150, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    • 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
    • F61 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Microeconomic Impacts

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