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International Openness and Social Development as Endogenous Determinants of Growth

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  • Łukasz Goczek

    (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw)

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We study empirically the impact of social indicators on growth in the context of FDI and trade. In this article, we argue that the positive growth effects of FDI and trade arise from factors such as knowledge spillovers or technological upgrading. Therefore, the effect of FDI and trade depends on the structural and sectoral investment composition, which depends in turn on social indicators such as income inequality, human development, education, and health.

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  • Łukasz Goczek, 2011. "International Openness and Social Development as Endogenous Determinants of Growth," Working Papers 2011-22, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
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    Keywords

    growth; FDI; social development;
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    JEL classification:

    • F20 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - General
    • E66 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General Outlook and Conditions
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies

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