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dc.contributor.authorHeshmati, Almasen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Rhonaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:32:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:32:50Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35037-
dc.description.abstractThe flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased dramatically in the last two decades. However, the distribution of FDI is highly unequal and the competition among countries to attract foreign investors is fierce. This report investigates the determinants of FDI inflows to developing countries in general and to the Federal Region of Kurdistan (FRK) in particular. The emphasis is on the impact of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) active policy measures to encourage inward FDI to the region and at the same time to discourage outward FDI, respectively. We explore whether factors that affect FDI to developing countries affect Kurdistan differently and estimate the magnitude of heterogeneity and its effect by location and level of their development. The current regional investment law, the weaknesses and strengths of the law and infrastructures, institutions and their effectiveness in coordinating the efforts to facilitate inflow of FDI to the region, are investigated. Finally, we emphasize the need for the KRG to further promote investment in infrastructure and to impact economic growth, which in turn reinforce each other by attracting more investment in infrastructure and the productive sectors.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3218en_US
dc.subject.jelD53en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFinancial marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordforeign direct investmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordFDIen_US
dc.subject.keywordgovernment policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordKurdistanen_US
dc.subject.keywordKRGen_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwAusländischen_US
dc.subject.stwInvestitionspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwStandortpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwKurdistan (Irak)en_US
dc.titleThe determinants of foreign direct investment flows to the federal region of Kurdistanen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559459254en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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