The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Home and Host Countries with Endogenous R&D

21 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2003

Abstract

The paper analyzes the impact of FDI on home and host countries, when firms compete both in the choice of international strategy and in R&D. A two-country, two-firm model is used. The problem is structured as a three-stage game in which firms must decide: the mode of foreign expansion; how much to invest in R&D; how much to sell in each market. It is shown that in high-technology sectors a policy of attracting inward FDI may increase welfare in both the home and host countries. The effect on host-country welfare is found to be more beneficial if technological spillovers are national, instead of international, in scope.

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Sanna Randaccio, Francesca, The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Home and Host Countries with Endogenous R&D. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=312859

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