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Foreign direct investment and the environment: the state-of-the art in research

Márcia Cristina Silva Paixão () and Jorge Madeira Nogueira ()
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Márcia Cristina Silva Paixão: Departamento de Economía de la Universidad Federal de Paraíba (UFPB).
Jorge Madeira Nogueira: Departamento de Economía de la Universidad de Brasilia (UnB).

Economía, 2015, vol. 40, issue 39, 11-36

Abstract: This paper presents a review of the literature on the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and environment. A survey of studies of the years 2000 showed there has been a clear movement of research focused on the “context-dependent” nature of the environmental effects of FDI. Such movement has been characterized by a diversity of observed relationships such as the effective environmental performance of subsidiaries against what was planned by the head office, the relationship between the level of influence of FDI on environmental standards and the degree of corruptibility of local governments. Also, the origin of FDI as a determining factor of its environmental quality, as well as the effect of the presence of NGOs.

Keywords: Foreign investments; foreign direct investment; Environmental impact. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F18 F23 Q55 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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