Technology Sourcing and FDI in the EC: An Empirical Evaluation

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Damien Neven

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Georges Siotis

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: May 23, 1995

Abstract

This paper presents an econometric analysis of foreign direct investment flows in the four large countries of the EC, at the sectoral level and for the period 1984-89. We find that technological sourcing might be an important motive behind investment flows originating in the US and Japan but not behind intra-EC flows. Besides, we observe that "tariff jumping" may be an additional motivation behind Japanese and US investments and that all investments flows responded positively to the prospective of the internal market.

Keywords: Foreign direct investment, Technology sourcing

JEL Classification: F23, L10, 03

Suggested Citation

Neven, Damien and Siotis, Georges, Technology Sourcing and FDI in the EC: An Empirical Evaluation (May 23, 1995). International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 14, 1996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2812177

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