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A prototype macroeconomic model of foreign direct investment

Malley, J., and Moutos, T. (1994) A prototype macroeconomic model of foreign direct investment. Journal of Development Economics, 43 (2). pp. 295-315. ISSN 0304-3878 (doi:10.1016/0304-3878(94)90009-4)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3878(94)90009-4

Abstract

This paper constructs a prototype macroeconomic model of a small open economy which is a recipient of foreign direct investment. Foreign firms invest in the domestic economy in order to take advantage of lower wage costs. The rate at which such investment takes place is determined by the time that elapses between development of new products in the rest of the world and the acquisition of knowledge by the domestic labour force for producing those products. The model is used to investigate the effects of policy measures and of changes in the rates of innovation and technology transfer on the main macroeconomic variables.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Malley, Prof James
Authors: Malley, J., and Moutos, T.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Journal Name:Journal of Development Economics
Publisher:Elsevier BV, North-Holland
ISSN:0304-3878
ISSN (Online):1872-6089
Published Online:5 March 2002

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