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Foreign Direct Investment and productivity
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European Commission, DG Trade (TRADE)
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Foreign Direct Investment and productivity
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21st Century International Economics Research has identified new gains from trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) derived from their impact on productivity. This is important and has usually not been taken into account in the context of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling. The objective of this project is to empirically estimate productivity impacts arising from FDI with the best possible coverage of sectors and regions available for the GTAP CGE model. Where possible, the estimations should use the Orbis Database. The project should provide estimations from panel regressions using firm-level data for the relationship between FDI and productivity. Issues arising from endogeneity and representativity should be properly analysed and dealt with. Deliverables from the project will include, among others: 1) A full set of productivity parameters that have been empirically estimated, indicating actions taken to deal with endogeneity and improve representativeness. 2) A matrix of shares of the domestic and FDI ownership relationships across countries and sectors. Domestic as well as foreign shares of ownerships in each sector and country should be quantified. 3) A detailed summary report, suitable to be transformed into an academic paper, including a detailed explanation of the benefits and drawbacks of the econometric exercise adopted, comparing it with other possible approaches available in the literature. The report should also include both technical and intuitive explanations on the interpretation and rationale behind the FDI - productivity relationship derived, the main conclusions, as well as possible extensions and future research avenues. The detailed Terms of References are expected to be launched with a 4 to 5 week deadline for the submission of tenders, with an indicative maximum value of the contract of EUR 55,000. Work on the project is expected to start early October 2023 with a final report due six months after the signature of a contract
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03/07/2023 00:00
17/07/2023 23:59
18/07/2023 - 24/07/2023
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