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Determinants of Japans foreign direct investment: An industry and country panel study, 1984-1998

Farrell, Roger; Gaston, Noel; Sturm, Jan-Egbert


From the time of the Plaza Accord until the late-1990s, Japanese foreign direct investment (JFDI) successively rose dramatically, fell sharply and recovered slowly. Using panel data for 8 manufacturing industries and 15 countries, we find that JFDI was primarily affected by domestic macroeconomic conditions and the increasing use of antidumping investigations by host countries. In addition, we find that the precise relationship between exports and JFDI depends on the industry and country in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Japanese and International Economies
DOI: 10.1016/j.jjie.2003.09.005


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