FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN CATALONIA IS FALLING OR RISING? DIFFERENT WAYS TO MEASURE FDI
When we say that foreign investment has risen or fallen, it seems that we are talking about an easily controlled variable, and it also seems that this variable describes the state of the economy. However, what is actually considered as foreign investment? What is registered? When is it registered? Where? What have official statistics have to do with other published data or private databases? It is a good economic barometer? Does it create wealth and jobs?