Project titleMoney Talks: The Impact of Foreign Investment in Developing Countries on Economic Growth

It is widely believed that foreign investment is an effective mechanism to promote economic growth in developing countries. The two major forms of foreign investment are FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and foreign development aid. I aim to identify the optimal form of foreign aid for developing countries across all continents in the world at different stages of development. 

The effects of FDI and foreign development aid on economic growth has been highly researched, with various sample studies having been conducted. Researchers have tested the relationship between FDI and economic growth in developing countries and many have studied the correlation between foreign development aid and economic growth in developing countries. However, there have been few studies which conduct comparative analyses on the two forms of foreign aid relative to economic growth in the developing world. 

I aim to tackle the research question: Is FDI more effective than foreign development aid in stimulating economic growth in developing countries?

Primary contact nameAwa Ndiaye
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Taeyong Park Advisor
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