The Resource Foreign direct investment and regional trade agreements : the market size effect revisited, prepared by Florence Jaumotte

Foreign direct investment and regional trade agreements : the market size effect revisited, prepared by Florence Jaumotte

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Foreign direct investment and regional trade agreements : the market size effect revisited
Title
Foreign direct investment and regional trade agreements
Title remainder
the market size effect revisited
Statement of responsibility
prepared by Florence Jaumotte
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Language
eng
Summary
The paper investigates whether the market size of a regional trade agreement (RTA) is a determinant of foreign direct investment (FDI) received by countries participating in the RTA. This hypothesis is tested on a sample of 71 developing countries during the period 1980-99. Evidence is found that the RTA market size had a positive impact on the FDI received by member countries, even more so in the 1990s when such agreements were revived and became more widespread. The size of domestic population also seemed to matter, possibly because of its effect on the availability of the labor supply. It appears, however, that not all countries in the RTA benefited to the same extent from the RTA: countries with a relatively more educated labor force and/or a relatively more stable financial situation tended to attract a larger share of FDI at the expense of their RTA partners. This evidence suggests it is essential for all RTA countries to improve their business environment to the best available in the region. Finally, a partial negative correlation between the FDI received by RTA countries and that received by non-RTA countries possibly reflects a diversion of FDI from non-RTA to RTA countries. As an illustration, FDI benefits are simulated from the creation of a regional trade agreement between Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
332.673091724
Index
no index present
LC call number
HG3881.5.I58
LC item number
W67 no.04/206
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
IMF working paper
Series volume
WP/04/206
Label
Foreign direct investment and regional trade agreements : the market size effect revisited, prepared by Florence Jaumotte
Publication
Note
  • "November 2004."
  • At head of title: Middle East and Central Asia Department
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn647544369
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unknown
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1 online resource (31 pages)
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one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283512244
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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.b37162044
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)647544369
  • imf1283512246
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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