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Does Foreign Direct Investment Increase the Productivity of Domestic Firms? In Search of Spillovers Through Backward Linkages
Many countries compete against one another in attracting foreign investors by offering ever more generous incentive packages and justifying their actions with the productivity gains that are expectedExpand
Gifted Kids or Pushy Parents? Foreign Direct Investment and Plant Productivity in Indonesia
This paper analyzes the causal relationship between foreign ownership and various aspects of plant performance using micro data from the Indonesian Census of Manufacturing. It examines theExpand
Services Reform and Manufacturing Performance: Evidence from India
The growth of India's manufacturing sector since 1991 has been attributed mostly to trade liberalization and more permissive industrial licensing. This paper demonstrates the significant impact of aExpand
Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment
While there exists sizeable literature documenting the importance of ethnic networks for international trade, little attention has been devoted to studying the effects of networks on foreign directExpand
Does Services Liberalization Benefit Manufacturing Firms? Evidence from the Czech Republic
While there is considerable empirical evidence on the impact of liberalizing trade in goods, the effects of services liberalization have not been empirically established. Using firm-level data fromExpand
Gifted Kids or Pushy Parents? Foreign Acquisitions and Plant Performance in Indonesia
This paper uses micro data from the Indonesian Census of Manufacturing to analyze the causal relationship between foreign ownership and plant productivity. To control for the possible endogeneity ofExpand
Trade Costs and Location of Foreign Firms in China
The authors examine the determinants of entry by foreign firms using information on 515 Chinese industries at the provincial level during 1998-2001. The analysis, rooted in the new economicExpand
The Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights: Evidence from Transition Economies
While existing literature examined the impact of intellectual property protection on the volume of foreign direct investment (FDI), little is known about its effect on the composition of FDI inflows.Expand
To Share or Not to Share: Does Local Participation Matter for Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment?
This paper examines whether the degree of spillovers from foreign direct investment is affected by the foreign ownership share in investment projects. The analysis, based on an unbalanced panel ofExpand
Differentiated Products and Evasion of Import Tariffs
Emerging literature has demonstrated some unique characteristics of trade in differentiated products. This paper contributes to the literature by postulating that differentiated products may beExpand