St Louis Fed paper captures effect of crisis on composition of FDI


US industries are more financially vulnerable to changes in foreign direct investment (FDI) equity and debt inflows following the recent crisis, due to changes in the cost of capital in source economies, according to a St Louis Federal Reserve paper published on Tuesday.

Silvio Contessi and Pierangelo De Pace, the paper's authors, use a panel of US inward FDI flows organised by recipient industries and source countries to study the contraction in these investment flows during the financial

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