publication . Article . 2013

Regional Integration and Foreign Investment: The Case of Asean Countries

Emmanuel O. Nwosu; Anthony Orji; Nathaniel Urama; Joseph I. Amuka;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Asian Economic and Financial Review, volume 3, issue 12 December, pages 1,670-1,680
The importance of regional integration in stimulating foreign direct investment cannot be overemphasized. With a special focus on the ASEAN countries, this research paper investigates the role of regional integration in attracting foreign direct investment. We bring a novelty to this paper by dividing foreign direct investment into Inter-and Intra-ASEAN to see if both are determined by the same set of factors. If economic integration drives intra-ASEAN FDI we would expect such FDI to be unrelated to macroeconomic fundamentals in each country, while we would expect Extra-ASEAN FDI to be determined by macroeconomic fundamentals. We employed panel data model in the...
free text keywords: Economic integration, Foreign investment, Panel data, Macroeconomic
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