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The effects of transition and political instability on foreign direct investment inflows

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  • Josef C. Brada
  • Ali M. Kutan
  • Taner M. Yigit

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This paper examines the effects of transition and of political instability on foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the transition economies of Central Europe, the Baltics and the Balkans. We find that FDI flows to transition economies unaffected by conflict and political instability exceed those that would be expected for comparable West European countries. Success with stabilization and reform increased the volume of FDI inflows. In the case of Balkan counties, conflict and instability reduced FDI inflows below what one would expect for comparable West European countries, and reform and stabilization failures further reduced FDI to the region. Thus, we find that the economic costs of instability in the Balkans in terms of foregone FDI have been quite high. Copyright (c) 2006 The Authors Journal compilation (c) 2006 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development..

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Article provided by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in its journal Economics of Transition.

Volume (Year): 14 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 649-680

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Cited by:
  1. Malgorzata Jakubiak & Alina Kudina, 2008. "The Motives and Impediments to FDI in the CIS," CASE Network Studies and Analyses 0370, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.
  2. Ugur Karakaplan & Bilin Neyapti & Selin Sayek, 2005. "Aid and Foreign Direct Investment: International Evidence," Working Papers 2005/12, Turkish Economic Association.
  3. Rosa Capolupo, 2012. "Economic Transition and Regional Growth: The Case of Albania and Comparator SEECs," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 529-549, March.

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