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Determinants of FDI inflows to developing countries: a panel data analysis

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  • Khachoo, Ab Quyoom
  • Khan, Mohd Imran
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    The aim of this paper is to identify, by estimating a panel econometric model, the factors determining FDI inflows to developing countries over a long period. The study is based on a sample of 32 developing countries. In our analysis, FDI inflows are modeled as a function of the market size, total reserves, infrastructure, labour cost and degree of openness for the host countries. Using data from 1982 to 2008, a panel data estimator suggests that the market size, total reserves, infrastructure and labour costs are the main determinants of FDI inflows to developing countries.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 37278.

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    Keywords: FDI Inflows; Fully Modified Ordinary Least Squares (FMOLS); Pedroni’s Panel Cointegration Methodology; Developing Countries;

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