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Foreign Direct Investments, as a Factor for Economic Growth in Romania


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  • Piotr Misztal

    (Department of Economics, Technical University in Radom)


The most important aim of the article is to present the influence of foreign direct investments (FDI) on the economic growth in the Romania in period of 2000-2009. The article consists of two pieces. The first part deals with theoretical analysis of the FDI-led growth hypothesis. Moreover, in this part, there is made a brief overview of empirical researches involving this subject. In the next part of article, there is analyzed the importance of foreign direct investments for economic growth in Romania using the Vector Autoregression Model (VAR). There are estimated elasticity coefficients of gross domestic product (GDP) to changes in gross fixed capital formation, employment, exports of goods and services, and foreign direct investments in Romania on the basis of impulse response function. Then, there is made decomposition of the gross domestic product variance to assess the degree of GDP determination by changes in gross fixed capital formation, employment, exports of goods and services, and foreign direct investments in Romania.

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Article provided by ASERS Publishing in its journal Journal of Advanced Studies in Finance.

Volume (Year): I (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 72-82

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Handle: RePEc:srs:jasf12:6:v:1:y:2010:i:1:p:72-82

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Keywords: economic growth; foreign direct investments; vector autoregressive model;

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  1. Mirdala, Rajmund, 2011. "Financial Deepening and Economic Growth in the European Transition Economies," MPRA Paper 33609, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Mirdala, Rajmund, 2011. "Financial Integration and Economic Growth in the European Transition Economies," MPRA Paper 36695, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Zaman Gheorghe & Vasile Valentina & Cristea Anca, 2012. "Sustainable Development Challenges And Fdi Impact In Host Countries," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 444-460, July.


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