Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis

Volume 5, Number 1, 2013


Marialena PETRAKOU 


The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the Greek Regions



This study investigates the determinants of FDI in the Greek regions. The aim of the study is to understand whether and to what extent the presence of localization economies in the Greek regions, has an impact on FDI locational decisions. We use a pooled cross-section dataset of FDI stock and we study the effect of localization economies and of other basic determinants, on the attraction of FDI. We find the most significant influences to be market size, human capital, geographic position and the presence of localization economies.


Key Words: foreign direct investment, regional differences, Greece.


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