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FDI and Growth in Central and Southern Eastern Europe

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  • Elvira Sapienza

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    This paper examines the role of FDI in promoting growth in 25 Central and Southern Eastern Europe (CSEE) using a dynamic panel approach that includes lags of involved variables to mitigate the problem of serial correlation. It adopts also a ‘general-to-specific' approach to deal with the problem of the omitted variable and uses different estimation methods to control for heterogeneity and autocorrelation. The main finding is that FDI has a positive and significant impact on economic growth in accordance with theory.

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    Paper provided by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche, Universita' di Foggia in its series Quaderni DSEMS with number 12-2009.

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    Length: 30 pages
    Date of creation: Jul 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:ufg:qdsems:12-2009

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    Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; economic growth; transition economies.;

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