The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment to Arab Countries - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment to Arab Countries

Pierre-Guillaume Méon and Khalid Sekkat


Date:
December, 2013

NO.
8

Topic:
E2. Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy
F2. International Factor Movements and International Business

This policy perspective examines the issue of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Arab countries. FDI enjoys a positive reputation among researchers and policymakers. It has been attributed a long list of virtues, among which being a vector of managerial and technological expertise, being a stable source of capital  and being, at least under some conditions, conducive to growth. Determining why some countries attract more FDI than others has, therefore, become a major research and policy issue.

Pierre-Guillaume Méon


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Khalid Sekkat

Full Professor of Economics, University of Brussels


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