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Les IDE et le triangle « Croissance-Inégalités- Pauvreté » dans les pays en voie de développement

  • Lahimer, Noomen
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    In order to understand the effects of FDI on poverty, we construct a simultaneous equations model applied to panel data for Sub-Saharan African countries. The model contains three equations : economic growth, inequality and the rate of absolute poverty. We divide the effects of FDI on poverty in two opposite mechanisms : a growth effect and an inequality effect. In addition, we test the causality between growth and inequality following the Kuznets hypothesis. The results show that the effects of FDI on poverty reduction are negative when the inequality effect exceeds the growth effect.

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    Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/5548.

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    Date of creation: May 2009
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