Christophe Gouel, Houssein Guimbard & David Laborde , 2012.
"A Foreign Direct Investment database for global CGE models,"
CEPII Working Paper 2012- 08 , April 2012 , CEPII.
We describe the methodology used to construct a global database of foreign direct investments in three dimensions (investor country, host country and sector) for 2004. Based on Eurostat data, we estimate theoretical investments for all countries. Then we constrain our estimates subject to existing data with lower dimensions (1 or 2) during the balancing of the matrix, using a quadratic optimization. This database is intended for use for CGE modeling studies.
CGEM ; FDI ; Databases