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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 3)
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Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Nigeria: An Analysis of the Endogenous Effects

Okon J. Umoh, Augustine O. Jacob and Chuku A. Chuku
Corresponding Author:  Augustine O. Jacob 

Key words:  Economic growth, endogeniety, FDI, Nigeria, three stage least square, ,
Vol. 4 , (3): 53-66
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November 01, 2011 November 25, 2011 June 30, 2012
Abstract:

This research endeavour set out to empirically investigate the relationship between foreign direct investment and economic growth in Nigeria between 1970 and 2008. The paper makes the proposition that there is endogeniety i.e., bi-directional relationship between FDI and economic growth in Nigeria. Single and simultaneous equation systems are employed to examine if there is any sort of feed-back relationship between FDI and economic growth in Nigeria. The results obtained show that FDI and economic growth are jointly determined in Nigeria and there is positive feedback from FDI to growth and from growth to FDI. The overall policy implication of the result is that policies that attract more foreign direct investments to the economy, greater openness and increased private participation will need to be pursued and reinforced to ensure that the domestic economy captures greater spillovers from FDI inflows and attains higher economic growth rates.
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Okon J. Umoh, Augustine O. Jacob and Chuku A. Chuku, 2012. Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Nigeria: An Analysis of the Endogenous Effects.  Current Research Journal of Economic Theory, 4(3): 53-66.
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