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Infrastructures et flux de capitaux privés vers les pays en développement
[Infrastructure and private capital flows in developing countries]

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  • Kinda, Tidiane

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This paper shows the relevance of physical infrastructure and financial development for developing countries attractiveness to private capital (Foreign Direct Investments -FDI- and portfolio investments). Contrary to other studies, this analysis is based on “push-pull factors” and the “Lucas paradox” theoretical approaches, and takes into account the relationship between components of capital flows. The analysis also highlights the importance of non-linearity effects when assessing the role of infrastructure for capital inflows and the specificity of Sub-Saharan African countries compared to other developing countries.

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  • Kinda, Tidiane, 2008. "Infrastructures et flux de capitaux privés vers les pays en développement
    [Infrastructure and private capital flows in developing countries]
    ," MPRA Paper 19158, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:19158
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    1. Combes, Jean-Louis & Kinda, Tidiane & Plane, Patrick, 2012. "Capital flows, exchange rate flexibility, and the real exchange rate," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 1034-1043.
    2. Elie NGONGAN, 2014. "Physical Infrastructures and Attractiveness of Private Capital in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Countries," Journal of Economics Library, KSP Journals, vol. 1(1), pages 9-21, December.
    3. Jean-Louis COMBES & Patrick PLANE & Tidiane KINDA, 2010. "Capital Flows and their Impact on the Real Effective Exchange Rate," Working Papers 201032, CERDI.
    4. Kinda, Tidiane, 2010. "Investment Climate and FDI in Developing Countries: Firm-Level Evidence," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 498-513, April.
    5. Ngongan, Elie, 2014. "Physical Infrastructures and Attractiveness of Private Capital in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Countries," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 7-21.
    6. Mohamed Siry Bah & Thomas Jobert, 2015. "Une analyse empirique du processus de convergence des pays africains," GREDEG Working Papers 2015-33, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

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    Keywords

    Foreign Direct Investment; Portfolio Investment; Physical Infrastructures; Financial Development; 3SLS;

    JEL classification:

    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics

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