Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/4054
Authors: 
Nunnenkamp, Peter
Stracke, Rudi
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1375
Abstract: 
We make use of a new and detailed database on FDI approvals since the early 1990s to address two major issues related to FDI and regional development in India in the post-reform period. First, we analyze the location choices of foreign investors. The evidence indicates that the concentration of FDI in a few relatively advanced regions may have prevented FDI effects from spreading across the Indian economy. Second, we evaluate whether the link between FDI and economic growth has become stronger in the aftermath of reforms. Various categories of FDI are indeed positively correlated with per-capita income growth across Indian states. However, it is only for the richer states that FDI appears to be associated with higher growth. FDI is thus likely to increase regional income disparity in India.
Subjects: 
FDI approvals
Sub-categories of FDI
Location choice
Economic growth
Regional divergence
JEL: 
O18
F23
O53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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