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    Does corruption matter for sources of foreign direct investment?

    Belgibayeva, Adiya and Plekhanov, A. (2016) Does corruption matter for sources of foreign direct investment? Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    The paper provides a cross-country empirical analysis of the impact of corruption on foreign direct investment flows. The gravity model augmented with joint effects of corruption in the origin and destination countries determines differentiated patterns of investment flows between countries with various level of control of corruption. The estimates point towards greater investment flows between countries with good control of corruption. Moreover, if control of corruption in the destination country improves, investment flows from cleaner countries rise more than they do from countries with a higher incidence of corruption. The resulting changes in composition of investment volumes towards more investment from cleaner countries may further reinforce the strengthening of economic and political institutions that keep corruption in check.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: ISSN 1745-8587: BWPEF 1604
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): corruption, economic institutions, foreign direct investment, gravity model
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 08:31
    Last Modified: 20 May 2016 08:46
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15260

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