Journal Article

Foreign Direct Investment and Labor Rights: A Panel Analysis of Bilateral FDI Flows

Authors

  • Matthias Busse
  • Peter Nunnenkamp
  • Mariana Spatareanu
Publication Date

The paper analyses the impact of fundamental labor rights on bilateral FDI flows to 82 developing countries. The results indicate that investments by multinationals are significantly higher in countries that adhere to labor rights, thereby refuting the hypothesis that repression of these rights fosters FDI.

Info

JEL Classification
F21, F23, J50
DOI
10.1080/13504850903559500

Key Words

  • developing countries
  • Entwicklungsländer
  • FDI
  • Labor Rights