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Domestic Investment And Fdi In Developing Countries: The Missing Link

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  • MARC LAUTIER

    () (CEPN,Universite Paris 13)

  • FRANCOIS MOREAUB

    (CEPN,Universite Paris 13)

Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of domestic investment on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Developing Countries (DC). While the literature has provided numerous studies on the effects of FDI on growth and investment in host-country, very little is known about how domestic investment itself affects FDI inflows. The paper attempted to fill this gap. Evidence from a large cross-country sample (68 countries), over a long time period (1984-2004), shows that lagged domestic investment has a strong influence on FDI inflows in the host-economy, implying that domestic investment is a strong catalyst for FDI in DC and that Multinational Companies do follow economic development. This result suggests that investment promotion policies directed towards domestic firms will be efficient to attract foreign investors as well.

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  • Marc Lautier & Francois Moreaub, 2012. "Domestic Investment And Fdi In Developing Countries: The Missing Link," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 37(3), pages 1-23, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:37:y:2012:i:3:p:1-23
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    Keywords

    Foreign Direct Investment; Developing Countries; Domestic Investment; Industrial Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy

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