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FDI and Local Financial Market Development:A Granger Causality Test Using Panel Data

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  • Abdel Aal Mahmoud, Ashraf

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This paper reports the findings of Granger causality tests on the relationship between foreign direct investment (henceforth, FDI) and local financial market development across 62 countries from 1996 to 2007. In this paper we explore whether local financial market development is important in catalyzing the flow of foreign direct investment. findings results are robust to different measures of financial market development. Furthermore, the results indicate that most of the causal links are found in Non OECD, Low income and Lower middle Income countries.

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  • Abdel Aal Mahmoud, Ashraf, 2010. "FDI and Local Financial Market Development:A Granger Causality Test Using Panel Data," MPRA Paper 24654, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Shah, Mumtaz Hussain, 2016. "Financial development and foreign direct investment: The case of Middle East and North African (MENA) developing nations," MPRA Paper 82013, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Agbloyor, Elikplimi Komla & Abor, Joshua & Adjasi, Charles Komla Delali & Yawson, Alfred, 2013. "Exploring the causality links between financial markets and foreign direct investment in Africa," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 118-134.

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    Keywords

    FDI; Financial market; Capital markets; Credit markets;

    JEL classification:

    • P45 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - International Linkages
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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