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How Does FDI and Economic Growth Affect Each Other? The OECD Case

In: Proceedings of the Conference on Emerging Economic Issues in a Globalizing World

  • Burcu Türkcan

    (Izmir University of Economics)

  • Alper Duman

    (Izmir University of Economics)

  • I. Hakan Yetkiner

    (Izmir University of Economics)

This paper tests the endogenous relationship between FDI and economic growth using a panel dataset for 23 OECD countries for the period 1975-2004. Following the literature, we treat economic growth and FDI as endogenous variables, and estimate a two-equation simultaneous equation system with the generalized methods of moments (GMM) for the OECD case. We find that FDI and growth are important determinants of for each other. We also find that export growth rate is statistically significant determinant of FDI and economic growth. Our results indicate that there is an endogenous relationship between FDI and economic growth.

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  • Oguz Esen & Ayla Ogus (ed.), 2008. "Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Economic Issues in a Globalizing World," Proceedings of the IUE-SUNY Cortland Conference in Economics, Izmir University of Economics, number 2008, October.
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