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Institutional quality and foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The purpose of this article is to investigate the interaction between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and institutional quality through a panel analysis of 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. We employed a simultaneous equation approach to avoid endogeneity biases and found that FDI could improve the quality of institutions, while better institutions attract more FDI into the region. As a policy implication, our regression results indicate that during the process of reform, the relation between FDI and institutional quality warrants a certain amount of attention.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840701748979

Affiliations: 1: School of Political Science and Economics, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Japan 2: Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University, Nada-ku, Kobe, Japan

Publication date: May 1, 2010

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