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A Review of the Empirical Literature on FDI Determinants

Bruce A. Blonigen

NBER Working Paper No. 11299
Issued in May 2005
NBER Program(s):   ITI

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.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w11299

Published: Blonigen, Bruce A. "A Review Of The Empirical Literature On FDI Determinants," Atlantic Economic Journal, 2005, v33(4,Dec), 383-403.

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