Structural Policy Reform and the Distribution of FDI in Europe
WIFO Working Paper No. 174
21 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2002
Date Written: January 29, 2002
The envisaged EU enlargement will lead to a redirection of Structural and Cohesion Funds expenditures from current to new EU members. This redistribution of funds makes the accession countries even more attractive as a location of FDI. Using a logistic regressions approach, this paper shows that a hypothetical reallocation of Structural Funds as envisaged by Agenda 2000 leads to a redistribution of FDI by approximately 0.8 percentage points from the current EU members to the accession countries (first round) and 2.6 percentage points (second round), respectively.
Keywords: FDI, Structural Funds, Gravity equation, European integration, Panel econometrics
JEL Classification: C33, F14, F15
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