Firm level heterogeneity and the demand and supply side of FDI spillovers

01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
    • Economic history
    • Macroeconomics and monetary economics
    • Microeconomics
    • Tourism
international economics multinationals spillover effects
Project description

This project investigates spillovers from foreign to domestic firms. Three types of characteristics determine the direction and magnitude of spillovers. Therefore positive spillovers are conditional rather than automatic. We consider spillover to depend on ‘demand’ side characteristics (domestic firms’ characteristics), ‘supply’ side characteristics (foreign subsidiaries’ characteristics), and ‘environment’ characteristics (industry, national, and regional characteristics).