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Outward FDI and Local Employment Growth in Italy

Stefano Federico and Gaetano Alfredo Minerva ()

Working Papers from Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna

Abstract: Using several data sources, we assess the impact of Italy's outward foreign direct investment (FDI) on local employment growth between 1996 and 2001 for 12 manufacturing industries and 103 administrative provinces. Our main result is that, controlling for the local industrial structure and area ¯xed e®ects, FDI is associated with faster local employment growth, relatively to the national industry average. We also ¯nd that employment in small plants is not negatively in°uenced by higher levels of FDI. Our ¯ndings do not support therefore the idea that FDI is detrimental to local employment growth in the home country.

Date: 2006
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