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Foreign Direct Investment and Urban Concentrations: Unbundling Spatial Lags.

Abstract:

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is seen as a way to import technology and catch up with economic leaders. It is therefore important to understand why some countries attract more investments by multinationals than others. We expand the set of common determinants of FDI with urban agglomerations and ask the question whether the accessibility of market potential and the number of potential investment locations, in the shape of urban concentrations, matters, since the importance of urban agglomer...

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Journal:
Journal of Regional Science
Volume:
49
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2009-11-05
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URN:
uuid:f95da4e4-1250-4000-bb76-6474bccae0da
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14703
Language:
English

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