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This study investigates the impact that Foreign Direct Investment FDI has on economic growth in Nigeria through the use of annual secondary data from 1981 to 2013 collected from the World Bank’s Africa Development Indicators. The econometric methodologies used in this research are Ordinary Least Squares OLS, ADF unit root and the Granger Causality tests. The OLS results shows that FDI positively contributes to economic growth in Nigeria, but not statistically significant at the 5% level of significance. However, Gross Fixed Capital Formation GFCF is found to have a positive and statistically significant contribution to Nigeria’s economic growth. The unit root test shows that the variables are stationary and the Granger Causality test connotes a unidirectionary causation running from FDI to GDP but not vice-versa. But no mutual correlation is found between GFCF and GDP. This study recommends that policymakers in Nigeria should focus on instigating strategies geared towards increasing capital formation GFCF in order to present an attractive platform that will stimulate and encourage FDI inflow which will in whole, facilitate the increase and sustenance of economic growth in the country.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: How important is Foreign Direct Investment to Economic Growth? New Evidence from Nigeria-

Language: English-

Keywords: Economic Growth, FDI inflows, GDP, Gross Fixed Capital Formation, Nigeria.-

Subjects: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E0 - GeneralE - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal EconomyE - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy > E22 - Investment ; Capital ; Intangible Capital ; Capacity-





Author: Owolabi-Merus, Olasunkanmi

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/65796/



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