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Title:Distributional effects of FDI: How the interaction of FDI and economic policy affects poor households in Bolivia PDF Logo
Authors:Nunnenkamp, Peter
Schweickert, Rainer
Wiebelt, Manfred
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Göttingen 2007 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 35
Abstract:This paper provides a computable general equilibrium analysis of the medium to long-run impact of FDI inflows on poverty and income distribution in Bolivia. The simulation results suggest that FDI inflows enhance economic growth and reduce poverty. However, the income distribution typically becomes more unequal. In particular, FDI widens income disparities between urban and rural areas. The Bolivian government may promote growth-enhancing and poverty-alleviating effects of FDI by overcoming labour market segmentation and providing complementary public investment in infrastructure. Yet, simulated policy reforms or alternative productivity scenarios are hardly effective in reducing the divide between urban and rural areas.
Subjects:Foreign direct investment
Poverty and income distribution
Bolivia
Computable general equilibrium analysis
JEL:O5
C68
D3
F21
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, 2007 (Göttingen)

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