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International Journal of Governance and Financial Intermediation

International Journal of Governance and Financial Intermediation (IJGFI)

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  • The Impact of Governance Variables in attracting Foreign Direct Investment Inflows   Order a copy of this article
    by Marwa Anis 
    Abstract: It is widely thought that the quality of a country’s institutions impacts its economic performance. The current study analyzes six governance variables to assess their importance in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) net inflows into different countries. This paper presents evidence that voice and accountability, political stability and lack of violence, regulation quality, and corruption control have a statistically significant positive effect on FDI. The effectiveness of governance and the rule of law were found to have a strong negative association with FDI. In addition, it investigates additional macroeconomic factors that may have an impact on FDI. Trade openness, existing infrastructure, and total natural resource rents as a percentage of GDP have all been proved to generate beneficial business conditions for multinational corporations. Finally, it was shown that source countries preferred to invest in wealthier countries. These findings lay a solid framework for understanding that in order to succeed, governments must establish and implement effective laws and regulations, as well as maintain a stable economic climate.
    Keywords: governance; foreign direct investment; FDI; developing countries; openness to trade; voice and accountability; political stability.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJGFI.2022.10048366