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From local to global, and return: geographical Indications and FDI in Europe

Crescenzi, Riccardo ORCID: 0000-0003-0465-9796, De Filippis, Fabrizio, Giua, Mara, Salvatici, Luca and Vaquero Pineiro, Cristina (2023) From local to global, and return: geographical Indications and FDI in Europe. Papers in Regional Science, 102 (5). 985 - 1006. ISSN 1056-8190

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Identification Number: 10.1111/pirs.12758


The geographical indication (GI) scheme of the European Union guarantees visibility and protection to high-quality agri-food products associated with a demarcated region of origin. This paper estimates the impact of the scheme in attracting agri-food foreign direct investment (FDI) in European NUTS3 regions, using a novel dataset and a generalized propensity score matching approach. Areas endorsed with GIs attract more FDI in agri-food-related activities than their non-GI counterparts. Positive effects, estimated for FDI inflows, related job creation and inter-sectoral spillovers on local employment, involves territories with lower institutional quality.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
S Agriculture
JEL classification: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O24 - Trade Policy; Factor Movement Policy; Foreign Exchange Policy
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Econometric Methods: Multiple; Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Endogenous Regressors > C31 - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, and Changes
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2023 10:18
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2024 23:21

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