Labor Costs and Foreign Direct Investment: A Panel VAR Approach


Bayraktar-Saglam B. , SAYEK BÖKE S.

ECONOMIES, cilt.5, sa.4, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3390/economies5040036
  • Dergi Adı: ECONOMIES

Özet

This paper examines the endogenous interaction between labor costs and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the OECD countries via the Panel VAR approach under system GMM estimates for the period 1995-2009. The available data allows identifying the relevance of the components of labor costs, and allows a detailed analysis across different sectors. Empirical findings have revealed that sectoral composition of FDI and the decomposition of labor costs play a significant role in investigating the dynamic association between labor costs and FDI. Further, results suggest that labor market policies should focus on productivity-enhancing tools in addition to price hindering tools.