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Our empirical analysis utilises panel data on bilateral FDI stocks from 34 OECD countries into 45 ACP countries over the period 2000–2017 to consider the role of PTAs in attracting FDI. We control for policies relating to trade, taxes and investment, along with other explanatory variables identified in the literature. We conclude the prevalence of market seeking FDI in the ACP region, with a role for regional integration in accessing surrounding market potential. We find no significant effect of PTAs on FDI in the Caribbean, while in Africa, the effects depend on the presence of a bilateral BIT.
The effect of preferential trading arrangements on foreign direct investment activity: Empirical evidence from the African, Caribbean and Pacific groupGounder, A., Falvey, R. & Rajaguru, G., 2017.
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