Impact of foreign direct investment on economic growth: a case study from the UAE Online publication date: Fri, 12-Jun-2020
by Mohammed N. Chaker; Ariba Sabah; Fares Al-Homsi
J. for Global Business Advancement (JGBA), Vol. 12, No. 6, 2019
Abstract: The paper evaluates the causal relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the economic growth of the UAE. The study covers variables of FDI, labour force, capital formation, export and gross domestic products (GDP) for a period from 1985 to 2017 on a monthly basis. To base the analyses, the ADF test for unit root, cointegration analysis, and Granger causality have been employed. The results indicate that all the variables were nonstationary at the level and became stationary at first difference. The cointegration analysis revealed that there is a bivariate cointegration between capital formation, FDI, GDP, and labour, whereas the cointegration relation also exists between export and labour along with FDI and GDP, FDI-Labour. The results of long relationship are validated with Granger causality where there was unidirectional causality between capital and FDI, GDP and labour, along with causality between export and labour. The paper is significant as it is first of its kind as proofed from empirical findings, as it covers UAE for the given period.
Online publication date: Fri, 12-Jun-2020
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the J. for Global Business Advancement (JGBA):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email email@example.com