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Can Survey Evidence Shed Light on Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment?

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Although some economists remain skeptical of the existence of positive externalities associated with foreign direct investment (FDI), many countries spend large sums attracting foreign investors in the hope of benefiting from knowledge spillovers. Data collected through enterprise surveys conducted in the Czech Republic and Latvia suggest that the entry of multinationals affects domestic enterprises in the same industry or in upstream or downstream sectors through multiple channels. Some of t...

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10.1093/wbro/lkn006

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Journal:
World Bank Research Observer
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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URN:
uuid:a9897568-c118-464a-95ea-a2e22de28f91
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12893
Language:
English

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