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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Archives

On this page you can find information about seminars in this and previous academic years, where available on the database.

Statistics Seminars: Foreign Ownership and Productivity in the United Kingdom

Presented by "Richard Harris, Department of Economics and Finance, University of DUrham",

28 November 2001 14:00 in CM221

"There is a general assumption in much of the literature on FDI that foreign owned plants have higher productivity. The purpose of this paper is to answer the important question: 'Are foreign owned plants better?' Using UK manufacturing data over the period 1974-1995, our results provide robust empirical support for the view that in general, they are. This is of policy relevance in that it provides a clear rationale for support programmes aimed at attracting FDI for the direct benefits that it brings. It also highlights hindrances that may face inward investors, particularly cultural barriers. "

"1.15pm, room CM221!"

Contact sunil.chhita@durham.ac.uk for more information