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Multivariate granger causality between foreign direct investment and economic growth in Tunisia

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  • Helmi Hamdi
  • Rashid Sbia
  • Abdelaziz Hakimi
  • Wafa Khlaifia Hakimi

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The aim of this paper is to empirically examine the dynamic relationship between foreign direct investment and economic growth in Tunisia within a multivariate framework. We use annual data for the period 1976-2010 and we perform an econometric model based on cointegration and error correction modeling techniques. The empirical results show that foreign direct investments did not have significant impacts on Tunisian economy; however exports are the main engine for growth.

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  • Helmi Hamdi & Rashid Sbia & Abdelaziz Hakimi & Wafa Khlaifia Hakimi, 2013. "Multivariate granger causality between foreign direct investment and economic growth in Tunisia," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/206834, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/206834
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    Keywords

    FDI; Growth; Tunisia; VECM;

    JEL classification:

    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General
    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General

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