• ISSN: 2010-023X
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2014 Vol.5(6): 477-481 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2014.V5.419

A Study on the Determinants of FDI from Korea: Does ODA Attract FDI?

Geon Woo Park
Abstract—The purpose of this study is to analyze the determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in countries. An attraction of FDI makes job creation, economic revitalization and the transfer of advanced technology to the country. It would be the base of development that affects macro-economics. In other words, that can be seen as a direct economic growth driver. In order to attract investment, the countries compete each other strategically. There are a lot of researches which has been carried out for FDI. However, this study was conducted due to the insufficiency of the research about ODA and governance factors regarding the relationship of the FDI. For this study, I employed the fixed-effected model and random-effected model based on panel data for countries. In this study, diverse variables such as economic variables, policy variables and governance variables were employed. The findings from this study show that most of variables such as governance, political factor and economic factor have consistent signs with significancy. ODA variables have a impact on FDI.

Index Terms—Foreign direct investment, official development assistance, governance, Korea, panel analysis.

Geon Woo Park is with Yonsei University of Korea (e-mail: a9hero@hanmail.net).


Cite: A Study on the Determinants of FDI from Korea: Does ODA Attract FDI?, "Geon Woo Park," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.5, no.6, pp. 477-481, 2014.

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