Foreign Direct Investment, Agglomeration and Externalities: Empirical Evidence from Mexican Manufacturing Industries

Front Cover
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Nov 28, 2012 - Science - 226 pages
0 Reviews

By critically appraising current theories of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and agglomeration, this book explores the variety of links that exist between these two externality-creating phenomena. Using in-depth empirical research on Mexico, Jacob Jordaan constructs and analyzes several datasets on Mexican manufacturing industries at various geographical scales, creating innovative models on FDI externalities that incorporate explicitly regional considerations. The empirical findings identify both direct FDI spillover effects as well as the effects of agglomeration on these externalities. In extension of this, the analysis also contains analysis of FDI productivity effects that arise through inter-firm linkages between FDI and local Mexican suppliers.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Heterogeneity
11
Agglomeration and FDI Location in Mexican Regions
41
Intraindustry FDI Externalities in Mexican Manufacturing
93
Identifying the Industry
121
Foreign Direct Investment and Backward Linkages with
147
References
189
Index
209
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Jacob A. Jordaan is Assistant Professor in International Economics, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bibliographic information