Portugal must strengthen institutions to attract foreign direct investment - working paper


A new working paper by researchers at the Bank of Portugal has examined a number of factors that could make the country more attractive as a destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), finding that improving institutions in the country is key to improving its image among investors.

The paper – Foreign direct investment and institutional reform: evidence and an application to Portugal, by Paulo Júlio, Ricardo Pinheiro-Alves, and José Tavares – uses a cross-section of inward bilateral

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