CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
A Foreign Direct Investment database for global CGE models

Christophe Gouel
Houssein Guimbard
David Laborde

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 Abstract :
We describe the methodology used to construct a global database of foreign direct investments in three dimensions (investor country, host country and sector) for 2004. Based on Eurostat data, we estimate theoretical investments for all countries. Then we constrain our estimates subject to existing data with lower dimensions (1 or 2) during the balancing of the matrix, using a quadratic optimization. This database is intended for use for CGE modeling studies.

 Keywords : CGEM | FDI | Databases

 JEL : C68, C82, F21
CEPII Working Paper
N°2012-08, April 2012

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Trade & Globalization