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GTAP Resource #5298

"Bilateral Investment Treaties, FDI, and Developing Countries"
by Wickramarachi, Heather

FDI flows from developing countries reached $553 billion in 2013, corresponding to 39% of global outflows. Of these flows, around 65 percent were to other developing countries. Similarly, BITs between two developing countries now account for 30 percent of all signed BITs. However, most research on the impact of BITs on FDI has focused on flows from developed source countries to developing host countries and little research to date has explored the impact of BITs on FDI flows between two developing countries. Drawing on bilateral FDI data for 120 countries from 2001-2012, this paper initiates the examination of South-South BITs, their impact on FDI, and the theoretical channels through which changes in FDI occur, via a standard gravity model. Further, this paper assesses the interaction between BITs and host country institutions and how this relationship differs between North-South partners and South-South partners.

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Category: 2017 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Date: 2017
Created: Wickramarachi, H. (4/14/2017)
Updated: Wickramarachi, H. (5/25/2017)
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- Economic development
- Foreign direct investment
- Trade in services
- Other data bases and data issues

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