Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment

  title={Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment},
  author={Beata Smarzynska Javorcik and C. Ozden and Mariana Spatareanu and C. Constantinescu},
  journal={Economics of Networks},
  • Beata Smarzynska Javorcik, C. Ozden, +1 author C. Constantinescu
  • Published 2006
  • Economics
  • Economics of Networks
  • 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 direct investment (FDI). The existence of ethnic networks may positively affect FDI by promoting information flows across international borders and by serving as a contract enforcement mechanism. This paper investigates the link between the presence of migrants in the United States and U.S. FDI in the… CONTINUE READING
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