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Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Investment: The Case of Developing Countries

  • Ali J Al-sadiq

Over the past two decades, the growth rate of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) from developing and transition economies has increased significantly. Given the role of physical capital accumulation in determining the economic growth rate, it is important to assess how domestic investment responds to such outflows. This study empirically examines the effects of outward FDI on domestic investment in developing countries. Using data from 121 developing and transition economies over the period 1990–2010, the results suggest that FDI outflows negatively impact the rate of domestic investment.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 13/52.

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Date of creation: 26 Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:13/52
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