Foreign direct investments, FDI, are considered to be an important engine for growth in the European Union. Indeed, the EU attracts quite a substantive amount of foreign direct investments, but the flow of investments seems to differ considerably between the regions.
In this report the Professors José Villaverde and Adolfo Maza analyses the factors that determine whether a region attracts FDI. The authors also formulate recommendations on how the EU can become more attractive to this specific type of growth triggering investments.
The publication is part of SIEPS research projec The Future Single Market.