A Review of the Empirical Literature on FDI Determinants

39 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2005

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Bruce A. Blonigen

University of Oregon - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: May 2005

Abstract

This paper surveys the recent burgeoning literature that empirically examines the foreign direct investment (FDI) decisions of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and the resulting aggregate location of FDI across the world. The contribution of the paper is to evaluate what we can say with relative confidence about FDI as a profession, given the evidence, and what we cannot have much confidence in at this point. Suggestions are made for future research directions.

Suggested Citation

Blonigen, Bruce A., A Review of the Empirical Literature on FDI Determinants (May 2005). NBER Working Paper No. w11299. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=714071

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