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Infrastructures et flux de capitaux privés vers les pays en développement

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  • Tidiane Kinda

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This paper shows the relevance of physical infrastructure and financial development for developing countries attractiveness to private capital (Foreign Direct Investments [fdi] and portfolio investments). Contrary to other studies, this analysis is based on ?push-pull factors? and the ?Lucas paradox? theoretical approaches, and takes into account the relationship between components of capital flows. The analysis also highlights the importance of non-linearity effects when assessing the role of infrastructure for capital inflows and the specificity of Sub-Saharan African countries compared to other developing countries. Classification JEL : C30, F21, F32, F34.

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Volume (Year): 59 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 537-549

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  1. Jean-Louis Combes & Patrick Plane & Tidiane Kinda, 2011. "Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate," IMF Working Papers 11/9, International Monetary Fund.

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