Journal Special Issue
FDI to Developing Countries

the Unfinished Agenda

As one of globalisation's most visible dimensions, foreign direct investment (FDI) is central to the prospects for developing countries in the world economy. Key issues include the direction of causation between FDI and growth, the potential role of the new information and communication technologies in attracting FDI flows (as well as the role of FDI in building such infrastructure), the process of skill acquisition associated with FDI, and the specific problems that Africa faces in attracting more FDI. Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals requires very fast growth in output and employment if global poverty is to be halved, and FDI could play a very positive role if its development benefits are maximised.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction and Overview
    Tony Addison, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, George Mavrotas
  2. FDI and Growth: What Causes What?
    Abdur Chowdhury, George Mavrotas
    More Working Paper | FDI and Growth
  3. On the Causal Links Between FDI and Growth in Developing Countries
    Henrik Hansen, John Rand
    More Working Paper | On the Causal Links between FDI and Growth in Developing Countries
  4. The Causal Relationship Between Information and Communication Technology and Foreign Direct Investment
    Roghieh Gholami, Sang-Yong Lee, Almas Heshmati
    More Working Paper | The Causal Relationship between ICT and FDI
  5. Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: The Role of Natural Resources, Market Size, Government Policy, Institutions and Political Instability
    Elizabeth Asiedu
    More Working Paper | Foreign Direct Investment in Africa
  6. Economic Reform, Skill Formation and Foreign Capital
    Saibal Kar, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis
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