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Does the Institutional Quality Matter to Attract the Foreign Direct Investment? An Empirical Investigation for Pakistan

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  • Qazi Masood Ahmed

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This study investigates the role of the institutions as a determinant of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the case of Pakistan by applying the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) cointegration technique. The results demonstrate that the institutional quality exerts long-run impact in determining the FDI inflows. The findings suggest that institutional quality is an important determinant of the FDI in Pakistan. The joint impact of institutional quality and trade openness is also significant and positively contribute to attract FDI in the short run as well as in the long run. The findings strongly support the hypothesis that simultaneous implementation of policy mix, that is, reducing trade barriers and improvement in institutional quality, play significant role in attracting FDI in a developing country like Pakistan.

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  • Mohsin Hasnain Ahmad & Qazi Masood Ahmed, 2014. "Does the Institutional Quality Matter to Attract the Foreign Direct Investment? An Empirical Investigation for Pakistan," South Asia Economic Journal, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, vol. 15(1), pages 55-70, March.
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    DOI: 10.1177/1391561414525708
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    Foreign direct investment; institutions; ARDL approach; Pakistan;
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    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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