Is Foreign Aid a Vanguard of Foreign Direct Investment? A Gravity-Equation Approach

Hidemi Kimura, Yasuyuki Todo

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This paper investigates whether and how foreign aid facilitates foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into less developed countries. We employ a large data set of source-recipient country pairs and conduct gravity equation-type estimation. Our empirical methodology enables us to examine an effect through which aid from a donor country promotes FDI from the same donor in particular, which we call a "vanguard effect." We find that foreign aid in general does not have any significant effect on FDI. However, when we allow for differences in the size of aid effects across donor countries, we find robust evidence that foreign aid from Japan in particular has a vanguard effect, i.e., Japanese aid promotes FDI from Japan but does not attract FDI from other countries.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)482-497
ページ数16
ジャーナルWorld Development
38
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 4
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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