Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Catherine Y. Co
This paper’s primary goal is to investigate whether host country labour market competitiveness and labour standards affect the location decision of U.S. firms. The analysis is based on a regression model using time series data on FDI, skills, host country’s GDP, the corporate income tax rate, distance, and other variables. We also use cooperation between labour and employers as a measure of labour standards. Considerable support is found for the importance of labour standards in affecting the location decision U.S. firms.
Can, Burcu, "U.S. Foreign Direct Investment and Host Country Labour Market Competitiveness" (2005). Student Work. 1558.
A Thesis Presented to the Department of Economics and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Economics University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Burcu Can May, 2005