We use cookies on this website to give you a better user experience. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more

ERIA Teatime Seminar on "Investment Promotion Agencies: Do They Work?"

Date:
28 January 2011
Category:
News
Topics:
-

Share Article:

Print Article:

 

ERIA Teatime Seminar entitled "Investment Promotion Agencies: Do They Work?" was held on January 28, 2011 at ERIA annex office. Invited lecturers were Prof. Hyun-Hoon Lee from Kangwon National University, and Dr. Kazunobu Hayakawa from Institute of Developing Economies.

They explained their empirical study on the role of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) such as JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) and KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) in promoting outward FDI from Japan and Korea. By applying a Gravity model to FDI flow, they tried to find out its role in promoting outward FDI to all the countries of the world.  Their results suggested that home-country IPAs tend to be more effective in promoting outward FDI in politically risky host countries. They pointed out, however, that the positive effect of home country IPAs on outward FDI in politically risky countries is limited to unlisted home-country firms, which are widely assumed to be less competitive and productive.

After the presentation, a lively discussion regarding econometrical methodologies, the role and trend of IPAs and policy implications deduced from the study was conducted.




 

Search ERIA.org

Latest Multimedia

Indonesia's ASEAN Chairmanship 2023 High-Level Policy Dialogue: ASEAN Digital Community 2045

ERIA Knowledge Lab Discusses Scaling Up Innovation and Digital Technology Ecosystem

Is ASEAN Ready for Electric Vehicles? | ASEAN Insights Podcast

Latest Publications

Empowering Online Public Service in Asia: The Digital Frontier
Online Public Service, Asia, Digital Economy
4 March 2024
Editor(s)/Author(s):
Fukunari Kimura, Lurong Chen
(still under ISBN process and under review Chief Economist) The implications of digital[...]
23 February 2024
Editor(s)/Author(s):
K.P. Prabheesh, C.T. Vidya
This paper examines the global semiconductor industry trade network[...]