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Channelling Domestic Savings into Productive Investment Under Asymmetric Information: The Essential Role of Foreign Direct Investment

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  • Razin, A.
  • Sadka, E.
  • Yuen, C.-W.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) is observed to be a predominant form of capital flows to low and middle income countries with insufficiently developed capital markets. This paper analyzes the problem of channelling domestic savings into productive investment in the presence of asymmetric information between the managing owners of firms and ither portfolio stakeholders. We emphasize the crucial role played by FDI in sustaining equity-financed capital investment for economies plagued by such information problems.

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Paper provided by Tel Aviv in its series Papers with number 01-98.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:teavfo:01-98

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Keywords: FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ; ASYMETRIC INFORMATION;

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  1. Assaf Razin & Chi-Wa Yuen & Efraim Sadka, 1998. "Capital Flows with Debt- and Equity-Financed Investment-Equilibrium Structure and Efficiency Implications," IMF Working Papers 98/159, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Diemo Dietrich, 2002. "Investment Behaviour of Financially Constrained Multinational Corporations: Consequences for the International Transmission of Business Cycle Fluctuations," IWH Discussion Papers 165, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  3. Assaf Razin & Efraim Sadka & Chi-Wa Yuen, 2001. "Why International Equity Inflows to Emerging Markets are Inefficient and Small Relative to International Debt Flows," NBER Working Papers 8659, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Assaf Razin & Efraim Sadka & Chi-Wa Yuen, . "Quantitative Implications of the Home Bias: Foreign Underinvestment, Domestic Oversaving, and Corrective Taxation," EPRU Working Paper Series 97-27, Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  5. Buch, Claudia M. & Heinrich, Ralph P. & Schertler, Andrea, 2003. "External and Internal Financial Structures in Europe: A Corporate Finance Perspective," EIFC - Technology and Finance Working Papers 19, United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies.

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