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Title: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN COUNTRIES: A PANEL DATA ANALYSIS
Authors: Jeleta, Gezahegne
Advisors: Dr Syed Hassen,
Copyright: Jul-2011
Date Added: 26-Jun-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The emerging FDI and growth literatures stipulate that the relationship between FDI and growth is highly heterogeneous across countries and thus have not won a common consensus among economists. Therefore, this study analyzes the relationship between FDI and economic growth in 31 SSA countries using panel data from 1992 to 2009 obtained from World Development Indicators and World Bank's Worldwide Governance Indicators of 2010 using system GMM econometric technique. From the output of the growth model, its own lag, investment in physical and human capitals, external debt servicing and FDI significantly affect economic growth whereas for FDI model, its own lag, investment in physical capital, openness to international trade and macroeconomic stabilities are significant determinants of FDI. As the panel cointegration test shows existence of long run relationship between FDI and economic growth, the causality test is undertaken and the finding shows that the causality is unidirectional, causality running from FDI to GDPP in the entire sample countries. However when the countries are split into two: 19 low income countries and 12 middle income countries, the causality result is the same as that of all sample countries in the case of low income countries whereas bidirectional causality is evidenced in the case of middle income countries.
Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters of Science in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3213
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