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Trends In The Evolution Of Foreign Direct Investment – Romanian Case


  • Marius Daniel STANESCU

    (University of Craiova, Romania)

  • Daniel GUÇE

    (University of Craiova, Romania)


Foreign direct investment (FDI) represents one of the ways to finance any economy. In the study we approached the theme from the point of view of the evolution of foreign direct investments in Romania. Using analytical methods, interpretations and correlations, we drew conclusions on the categories of foreign direct investment, net foreign investment flow and the balance of foreign direct investment. Last but not least, we analyzed the relationship between FDI and GDP as one of the main macroeconomic indicators of the result, highlighting the percentage and trends of foreign direct investment in GDP in Romania between 2000 and 2018. We also high lightened the directions where foreign direct investment is needed in Romania to support a sustainable development of our country.

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  • Marius Daniel STANESCU & Daniel GUÇE, 2019. "Trends In The Evolution Of Foreign Direct Investment – Romanian Case," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 18(3), pages 91-100.
  • Handle: RePEc:pts:journl:y:2019:i:3:p:91-100

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    Foreign direct investments; Sustainable development; Economic growth.;
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    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity


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