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Endogenous determination of FDI growth and economic growth: the OECD case

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  • Burcu Turkcan
  • I. Hakan Yetkiner

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This paper tests the endogenous relationship between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) growth and economic growth using a panel data set for 23 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries for the period 1975-2004. In particular we estimate a two-equation simultaneous equation system with the Generalised Methods of Moments (GMM) that treat economic growth and FDI growth as endogenous variables. We find that FDI growth and economic growth are significant determinants of each other. We also find that export growth rate and human capital are statistically significant determinants of both FDI growth and economic growth. Our findings lead us to conclude that FDI growth and economic growth have an endogenous relationship.

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  • Burcu Turkcan & I. Hakan Yetkiner, 2010. "Endogenous determination of FDI growth and economic growth: the OECD case," International Journal of Public Policy, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(4), pages 409-429.
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    1. Clark Don P. & Highfill Jannett & de Oliveira Campino Jonas & Rehman Scheherazade S., 2011. "FDI, Technology Spillovers, Growth, and Income Inequality: A Selective Survey," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 11(2), pages 1-44, July.
    2. Guido Baldi & Jakob Miethe, 2015. "Ausländische Direktinvestitionen und Wirtschaftswachstum," DIW Roundup: Politik im Fokus 71, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    3. Fofana Mory Fodé, 2014. "The Influence of Measures of Economic Freedom on FDI: A Comparison of Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 14(3-4), pages 1-26, October.

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    Keywords

    FDI growth; foreign direct investment; economic growth; panel data; generalised methods of moments; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development; OECD; two-equation simultaneous equations; endogenous variables; significant determinants; exports; human capital; statistics; endogenous relationships; public policy; governance.;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • O5 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements

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