Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment

  title={Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment},
  author={Beata Javorcik and Caglar Ozden and Mariana Spatareanu and Cristina Constantinescu},
  journal={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… Expand
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