Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 04/2014

Regional concentration of FDI involves trade-offs in post-reform India

Peter Nunnenkamp, Wan-Hsin Liu, Frank Bickenbach

March 2014

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


The concentration of FDI in India has increased since the reform program in the early 1990s as an ever larger number of districts do not attract any projects and the intensive margin of concentration has increased. These trends hold for essentially all types and sources of FDI, while the average level of concentration varies considerably between these types and sources.