Advanced

Determinants of Location in Outward U.S. Foreign Direct Investment

Ix, Frank Jordan LU (2011) EKHR21 20111
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
The flow of capital across borders through foreign direct investment has become a major driver in the world economy and continues to gain prominence due to the rise of Asia and other emerging markets. The United States, as the largest economy in the world for over half a century, has played a crucial role in this capital flow. Everyday, millions of private U.S. dollars pour across borders towards direct investments in foreign companies and development of international subsidiaries and joint ventures. This thesis uses panel regression data to assess what factors determine which markets receive U.S. investment and why. Out of a sample of fifteen initial independent variables, six are proven to be significant, most notably exports, exchange... (More)
The flow of capital across borders through foreign direct investment has become a major driver in the world economy and continues to gain prominence due to the rise of Asia and other emerging markets. The United States, as the largest economy in the world for over half a century, has played a crucial role in this capital flow. Everyday, millions of private U.S. dollars pour across borders towards direct investments in foreign companies and development of international subsidiaries and joint ventures. This thesis uses panel regression data to assess what factors determine which markets receive U.S. investment and why. Out of a sample of fifteen initial independent variables, six are proven to be significant, most notably exports, exchange rates, population size, CPI, and CO2 emissions. Because of the possible limitations of a panel regression, further research is also recommended for many variables. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Ix, Frank Jordan LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR21 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
foreign direct investment, FDI, American investment, cross-border M&A, international economics
language
English
id
2059953
date added to LUP
2011-09-29 10:23:16
date last changed
2011-09-29 10:23:16
@misc{2059953,
  abstract     = {The flow of capital across borders through foreign direct investment has become a major driver in the world economy and continues to gain prominence due to the rise of Asia and other emerging markets. The United States, as the largest economy in the world for over half a century, has played a crucial role in this capital flow. Everyday, millions of private U.S. dollars pour across borders towards direct investments in foreign companies and development of international subsidiaries and joint ventures. This thesis uses panel regression data to assess what factors determine which markets receive U.S. investment and why. Out of a sample of fifteen initial independent variables, six are proven to be significant, most notably exports, exchange rates, population size, CPI, and CO2 emissions. Because of the possible limitations of a panel regression, further research is also recommended for many variables.},
  author       = {Ix, Frank Jordan},
  keyword      = {foreign direct investment,FDI,American investment,cross-border M&A,international economics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Determinants of Location in Outward U.S. Foreign Direct Investment},
  year         = {2011},
}