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FDI and Total Factor Productivity Growth: New Macro Evidence

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  • Botirjan Baltabaev

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Although the role of FDI in facilitating technology transfer is well-known in the literature, empirical evidence regarding the effect of FDI on growth is mixed. The contradictory results in the literature may be due to the failure to account for endogeneity and for the abortive capacity of the hosting countries. Using panel data for 49 countries over the period 1974-2008 and the existence of Investment Promotion Agencies in the receiving countries as an instrument, our results show that increased FDI stock leads to higher productivity growth. We also find a significant positive effect on the interaction between FDI stock and distance to the technological frontier, suggesting that the ability of technologically backward countries in absorbing technologies developed at the frontiers increases as more FDI stock is accumulated.

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  • Botirjan Baltabaev, 2013. "FDI and Total Factor Productivity Growth: New Macro Evidence," Monash Economics Working Papers 27-13, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2013-27
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    1. Herzer, Dierk & Strulik, Holger, 2016. "Religiosity and long-run productivity growth," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 284, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
    2. Ayesha Ashraf & Dierk Herzer & Peter Nunnenkamp, 2016. "The Effects of Greenfield FDI and Cross-border M&As on Total Factor Productivity," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(11), pages 1728-1755, November.
    3. Chen, Guo, 2013. "Health costs, factor productivity and foreign direct investment flows," Master's Theses 157717, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
    4. Sandjong Tomi, Diderot Guy D'Estaing, 2015. "Foreign direct investment, economic growth and structural transformation: The case of West African Economies and Monetary Union Countries," MPRA Paper 62230, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    FDI; TFP growth; technological transfer; technology gap; system GMM;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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