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Foreign Direct Investment, Financial Development and Political Risks

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  • Dutta, Nabamita
  • Roy, Sanjukta

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Financial development is definitely a determinant of the extent of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow into an economy. Yet, the contribution of financial development (FD) can be dependent on the political situation of the recipient nation. Higher political stability aids financial institutions to reap the benefits of FDI efficiently. Our paper empirically investigates the role of political risk in the association of FDI and FD. Using a panel of 97 countries, we show the relationship to be strictly non-linear. The impact of FD on FDI becomes negative beyond a threshold level of FD. However, we do find political risk factors to be affecting the relationship by altering the threshold level of financial development.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10186.

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Date of creation: 10 May 2008
Date of revision: 05 Aug 2008
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10186

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  1. Abdelaal Mahmoud, Ashraf, 2010. "FDI, local Financial Markets, Employment and poverty alleviation," MPRA Paper 29717, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Agbloyor, Elikplimi Komla & Abor, Joshua & Adjasi, Charles Komla Delali & Yawson, Alfred, 2013. "Exploring the causality links between financial markets and foreign direct investment in Africa," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 118-134.
  3. John C. Anyanwu, 2012. "Why Does Foreign Direct Investment Go Where It Goes?: New Evidence From African Countries," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 13(2), pages 425-462, November.
  4. Soumaré, Issouf & TCHANA TCHANA, Fulbert, 2011. "Causality between FDI and Financial Market Development: Evidence from Emerging Markets," MPRA Paper 31328, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Gould, David M. & Tan, Congyan & Emamgholi, Amir S. Sadeghi, 2013. "Attracting foreign direct investment : what can South Asia's lack of success teach other developing countries ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6696, The World Bank.
  6. Sjöholm, Fredrik, 2013. "Foreign Direct Investments in Southeast Asia," Working Paper Series 987, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

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