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Determinants Of Foreign Direct Investment In Ceecs: The Role Of Financial Stability


  • Claudiu Tiberiu Albulescu

    (Ecological University Traian of Deva, Deva/Romania)

  • Lucian Briciu

    (Fortis Bank,Brussels/Belgium)

  • Sorina Ioana Coroiu

    (University of Oradea, Oradea/Romania)


The globalization process has an important impact on the foreign direct investment flows. The FDI are increasingly important to developing countries, such as the Central and Eastern European countries. The EU accession has stimulated the investors’ confidence, and it has contributed to their economic development. According to the economic theory, the factors influencing the FDI are numerous and related to the country, sector and company’s characteristics. One classification groups these factors in three broad categories: economic policy of host country, economic performance and attractiveness of na-tional economy. In this paper, we point out a new FDI determinant: financial stability. The financial system stability represents an attractive factor for the foreign investors and can be considered as a FDI determinant, alongside the categories mentioned above. Using a large sample of Central and Eastern European countries and panel data techniques, we investigate the impact of the financial stability on the FDI flows. The financial stability’s measure is based on a financial stability aggregate index and we use as control variables the number of inhabi-tants, the trade openness, the labor productivity, and the landing rate. The results show that the stability of the financial systems played a significant role in attracting FDI inflows in Central and Eastern Europe during the 1998-2008 period.

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  • Claudiu Tiberiu Albulescu & Lucian Briciu & Sorina Ioana Coroiu, 2010. "Determinants Of Foreign Direct Investment In Ceecs: The Role Of Financial Stability," Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" din Iasi - Stiinte Economice (1954-2015), Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 2010, pages 85-96, july.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:journl:y:2010:v:se:p:85-96

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    1. Albulescu, Claudiu Tiberiu & Ionescu, Adrian Marius, 2018. "The long-run impact of monetary policy uncertainty and banking stability on inward FDI in EU countries," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 72-81.

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    foreign direct investment; financial stability; Central and Eastern European countries;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • P33 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - International Trade, Finance, Investment, Relations, and Aid


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