Investment inflows and sustainable development in a natural resource-dependent economy
AbstractIn the current age of trade and financial openness, remote and poor local economies are becoming increasingly exposed to inflows of external capital. External investors - enjoying lower credit constraints than local dwellers - might play a propulsive role for local development. At the same time, inflows of external capital can produce environmental externalities which negatively affect labor productivity in local natural resource-dependent activities. In our paper, we consider a small open economy with three factors of production - labor, a renewable natural resource and physical capital- and two sectors - the “industrial sector” and the “local sector”. Physical capital is specific to the industrial sector whereas the natural resource is specific to the local sector. External investors participate in the industrial sector as long as the return on capital invested is higher than in other economies. The activity of the industrial sector generates a negative impact on the environmental resource. In this context, we assess under which conditions the coexistence of the two sectors gives rise to an increase in the welfare of the local population
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foreign direct investments; environmental negative externalities; sustainable development;
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- Angelo Antoci & Paolo Russu & Elisa Ticci, 2011. "Investement inflows and sustainable development in a natural resource-dependent economy," Department of Economic Policy, Finance and Development (DEPFID) University of Siena 0311, Department of Economic Policy, Finance and Development (DEPFID), University of Siena.
- F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
- F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
- D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O13 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
- O41 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
- Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
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