Foreign Direct Investment

The Impact of FDI through the Production Network: Evidence from Costa Rica

A long-standing debate has focused on the extent to which attracting foreign capital to a country can not only push the productivity frontier of receiving sectors, but also induce productivity catch-up throughout the economy.

Research Note
1 Mar 2018

Flying Geese in Ethiopia's Leather Cluster? Understanding Asian/Chinese Impact

This project seeks to understand the recent impact on Ethiopia's leather value chain of investment and growing interest from predominantly Asian/Chinese firms in order to inform policies to foster productivity-enhancing linkages between foreign and local firms. 

Research Project
1 Jan 2012