Causality Analysis of Disaggregated FDI Inflows on Sectorial Growth in OECD Area

Lawrence Ogbeifun* (Corresponding Author), Olatunji Abdul Shobande

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Abstract This article revisits the link between disaggregated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows and sectorial growth using the panel dataset of 25 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries for the period 1990 to 2017. It adopted the panel fixed effect and Feasible Generalized Least Squares Approach in its analysis. The findings show that disaggregated FDI inflows have the potential to improve growth in the OECD area with adverse effects on domestic investment and inflationary pressure. Additionally, the results further indicate that disaggregated FDI inflows have a positive and significant relationship on the service and manufacturing sector but with no evidence shown on the agricultural industry. Thus, the study concludes that efficient reallocation of FDI resource(s) among sectors will not only boost output growth but also impact on the real economy. However, the necessary policy strategy to regulate this inflow is vital to mitigate its negative impact on domestic investment and inflation pressure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-110
Number of pages19
JournalStudia Universitatis „Vasile Goldis” Arad – Economics Series
Issue number4
Early online date20 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020

Bibliographical note

The authors thank the anonymous reviewers and editor for their valuable contribution.
The research received no external funding.


  • Foreign direct investment
  • growth
  • panel data
  • causal analysis
  • fixed effect
  • OECD


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