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The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Industrial Economic Growth in Belarus

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  • Maryia Akulava

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    (Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC))

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This paper analyses the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic performance using the Belarusian industrial aggregated panel data over the 2002-2009 period. The paper didn’t reveal any general influence of FDI on the economic performance. However, a very diverse FDI impact at the industrial level was found. The obtained results showed that the foreign capital distribution across sectors of the economy determines the FDI impact on economic performance. The results revealed both positive impact of FDI (the construction industry, IT, real estate, machinery, food and fuel industry) and negative (black metallurgy, construction materials, forestry, communications, culture).

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Paper provided by Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC) in its series BEROC Working Paper Series with number 11.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:bel:wpaper:11

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Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; cross-industrial differences; Belarus;

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