New study: The World in Europe – Global FDI flows towards Europe

New study: The World in Europe – Global FDI flows towards Europe

May 8, 2018

A two-year research programme has been successfully completed.

ESPON has asked Copenhagen Economics to provide recommendations that can support regions and cities in their positioning and defining their policies towards receiving FDI, as well as integrating the attraction of foreign firms in regional development strategies.

Over the last two years, Copenhagen Economics has analysed the following policy questions:

  • What are the global patterns and recent trends in inward FDI towards Europe, and how do they affect territorial development of the European territory?
  • What relevance do inward FDI flows have for regional growth and competitiveness as well as for reducing economic disparities in Europe?
  • What types of regions and cities receive foreign investments and for which economic activities?
  • What territorial factors seem to determine FDI location? How do macroeconomic factors and local regulations affect inward FDI flows territorially?
  • What policy measures could be implemented to attract FDI in order to boost the competitiveness of EU territories at different scales? 

The conclusions of the study have been summarised in a synthesis report with detailed documentation in 11 underlying reports. Over the coming weeks, we will publish a series of LinkedIn Pulse articles that will bring forward some of the main conclusions from the research.

Learn more about part one: The World in Europe – Extra-European FDI towards Europe

Learn more about part two: The World in Europe – Intra-European FDI

Learn more about part three: The World in Europe – FDI by European SMEs

For further information, please contact Eva Rytter Sunesen