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Aid and Foreign Direct Investment: International Evidence

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  • Ugur Karakaplan

    (Bilkent University)

  • Bilin Neyapti

    (Bilkent University)

  • Selin Sayek

    (Bilkent University)

Abstract

Although the literature on the effects of both aid and foreign direct investment (FDI) on development is vast, the relationship between aid and FDI has not been sufficiently explored. This paper empirically investigates the effect of aid on foreign direct investment in view of the hypothesis that countries that receive aid also become more likely to receive FDI. We further claim, however, that this happens especially in cases of good governance and financial market development, and not necessarily otherwise. To test these hypotheses we employ a panel analysis and control for the factors besides aid that are likely to encourage or discourage the FDI flows, such as stability indicators, openness and the income level. The preliminary findings appear to provide robust empirical support for our hypothesis.

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Paper provided by Turkish Economic Association in its series Working Papers with number 2005/12.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:tek:wpaper:2005/12

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  1. Pablo Selaya & Eva R. Sunesen, 2008. "Does Foreign Aid Increase Foreign Direct Investment?," Discussion Papers 08-04, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  2. Asiedu, Elizabeth & Jin, Yi & Nandwa, Boaz, 2009. "Does foreign aid mitigate the adverse effect of expropriation risk on foreign direct investment?," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 78(2), pages 268-275, July.
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  4. Kimura, Hidemi & Todo, Yasuyuki, 2010. "Is Foreign Aid a Vanguard of Foreign Direct Investment? A Gravity-Equation Approach," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 482-497, April.
  5. Simone Bertoli & Giovanni Andrea Cornia & Francesco Manaresi, 2008. "Aid Effort and Its Determinants: A Comparison of the Italian Performance with other OECD Donors," Working Papers - Economics wp2008_11.rdf, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.
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  8. 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.

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