FDI and economic growth : Can we expect FDI to have a positive impact on the economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa?
This paper examines the effect of foreign direct investments, FDI, on economic growth in developing countries. This is done by the presentation of a theoretical framework, in which technological transfer and the learning of new technologies is considered to be the engine of growth along with a critical examination of a number of empirical studies on the subject. I will later on perform a discussion of the underlying conditions for FDI to work efficiently along with the implications for Sub-Saharan Africa regarding FDI inflows. The implications are studied within a framework that considers human capital as an important channel through which the potential benefits arising from FDI may be realized.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:foreign direct investment economic growth developing countries human capital
Date of Publication:08/19/2008