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Some challenging (macro)economic aspects of FDI in Romania

Gheorghe Zaman (), Valentina Vasile (), Mirela Matei (), Carmen Croitoru () and George Enescu ()
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Mirela Matei: Petroleum and Gas University from Ploiesti

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Romanian Journal of Economics, 2011, vol. 33, issue 2(42), 21-58

Abstract: The research intends to analyse a series of FDI effects on Romania from the viewpoint of structure, volume and dynamics by types, sectors and branches, development regions and origin countries, as well as the impact on the expatriated and reinvested earnings, trade balance, and profitability of economic agents with FDI, transfer prices, and competitiveness of exports.The outcome of the research highlights the overall negative trade balance of enterprises with FDI between the years 2007-2010, the relation between reinvested and expatriated profit, and the unfavourable impact of some energy traders on competitiveness. The importance of foreign investments in industry is highlighted, especially in the manufacturing industry and the unsatisfactory structure of FDI, which in Romania aims at the medium- and low-tech level branches.

Keywords: FDI; repatriated earnings; trade balance; state-owned transnational corporations, transfer prices (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F21 F23 F41 L32 L60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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