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Title: Determinants of foreign direct investment in services
Authors: Kolstad, Ivar
Villanger, Espen
Keywords: Foreign direct investment
Services
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 2004: 2
Abstract: This study uses industry level foreign direct investment (FDI) data from 57 countries 1989-2000, to examine the host country determinants of FDI flows in services as a whole, and in the major service industries. Consistent with the observation that many services are non-tradable, we find that service FDI is market-seeking, and unaffected by trade openness. Producer services are important in binding together vertically disintegrated chains of production, accordingly we find a strong correlation between FDI in manufacturing and FDI in finance and transport. While composite political risk does not affect FDI in services, disaggregate socio-political indices prove significant in certain service industries.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/122
ISBN: 82-8062-075-3
ISSN: 0804-3639
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