Economic Growth and FDI Inflows: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis

@article{Wijeweera2009EconomicGA,
  title={Economic Growth and FDI Inflows: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis},
  author={Albert Wijeweera and Renato Villano and Brian E. Dollery},
  journal={The Journal of Developing Areas},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={143 - 158}
}
Despite plausible theoretical grounds for presuming a positive relationship between foreign direct investment inflows (FDI) and economic growth, existing empirical evidence on this nexus is inconclusive. In an effort to add to the empirical literature, this paper estimates the relationship between FDI and the rate of growth of GDP using a stochastic frontier model and employing panel data covering 45 countries over the period 1997 to 2004. We find that FDI inflows exert a positive impact on… CONTINUE READING

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