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Does foreign direct investment promote human development?

Fjellström, Hanna LU (2015) NEKH01 20151
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis examines whether foreign direct investment (FDI) has a positive impact on the overall welfare in the host country in the region of Sub- Saharan Africa. As a measurement for welfare the human development index (HDI) is used. In addition the thesis examines whether FDI in resource rich countries have a different impact on a country’s human development. The empirical study is based on panel data from 29 countries from 1980 – 2010. The results gained show that FDI has a significant positive impact on a country’s overall welfare. When a possible interaction effect between FDI and resource abundance is taken into consideration no significant results are found.
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author
Fjellström, Hanna LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH01 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
foreign direct investment, human development, Sub- Saharan Africa
language
English
id
7792176
date added to LUP
2015-09-03 14:17:47
date last changed
2015-09-03 14:17:47
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines whether foreign direct investment (FDI) has a positive impact on the overall welfare in the host country in the region of Sub- Saharan Africa. As a measurement for welfare the human development index (HDI) is used. In addition the thesis examines whether FDI in resource rich countries have a different impact on a country’s human development. The empirical study is based on panel data from 29 countries from 1980 – 2010. The results gained show that FDI has a significant positive impact on a country’s overall welfare. When a possible interaction effect between FDI and resource abundance is taken into consideration no significant results are found.},
  author       = {Fjellström, Hanna},
  keyword      = {foreign direct investment,human development,Sub- Saharan Africa},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Does foreign direct investment promote human development?},
  year         = {2015},
}