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FDI and Local Financial Market Development:A Granger Causality Test Using Panel Data

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  • Abdel Aal Mahmoud, Ashraf

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This paper reports the findings of Granger causality tests on the relationship between foreign direct investment (henceforth, FDI) and local financial market development across 62 countries from 1996 to 2007. In this paper we explore whether local financial market development is important in catalyzing the flow of foreign direct investment. findings results are robust to different measures of financial market development. Furthermore, the results indicate that most of the causal links are found in Non OECD, Low income and Lower middle Income countries.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 24654.

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Date of creation: 27 Aug 2010
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Keywords: FDI; Financial market; Capital markets; Credit markets;

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  1. de Mello, Luiz R, Jr, 1999. "Foreign Direct Investment-Led Growth: Evidence from Time Series and Panel Data," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 51(1), pages 133-51, January.
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  1. 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, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 118-134.

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