Archived — Working Paper Number 30, Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Growth: The Canadian Host-Country Experience, April 1999
Strategic Policy Sector
Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch
In this paper, we analyze the impact of technology transfers and spillovers from inward foreign direct investment (FDI) on the production cost and structure of Canadian industries. Specifically, we: (1) estimate the effects of inward FDI on the cost of production; and (2) examine the impact of FDI on the structure of production, i.e., the effects on demand for factors such as capital, labour, intermediate goods and R&D capital. We also examine the effects of domestic and international R&D spillovers.
Catalogue number: C21-24/31-1999
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