publication . Preprint . 2011

The role of Foreign Direct Investment in higher education in the developing countries (Does FDI promote education?)

MUGHAL, Mazhar Yasin; VECHIU, Natalia;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2011
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
This paper studies the impact of FDI inflows on higher education in developing countries for the period 1998-2008. A large panel of developing countries is analyzed using different econometric techniques and specifications. We find evidence of short-term negative effect of the FDI on tertiary education measured by school enrolment. The negative effect of FDI is confirmed for both secondary and tertiary education when measured as the adult population having acquired the level. Among other control variables, GDP, demographic growth and the services sector value added seem to have a significant impact on higher education. GDP and services value-added show the expec...
Subjects
free text keywords: FDI, Education, Human capital, Developing countries, [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances, Education, Human capital, FDI, Developing countries, [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economics and Finance, jel:F21, jel:I21, jel:O11
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publication . Preprint . 2011

The role of Foreign Direct Investment in higher education in the developing countries (Does FDI promote education?)

MUGHAL, Mazhar Yasin; VECHIU, Natalia;