Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/77934
Authors: 
Puzon, Klarizze
Year of Publication: 
2011
Abstract: 
This paper examines whether lax environmental policy and abundant natural resources both attract foreign direct investment (FDI). At first, their potential effects are discussed using arguments from the pollution haven hypothesis and the natural resource curse. Using cross-country Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regressions and robustness checks like Instrumental Variable Two-Stage Least Squares (IV-2SLS), it was observed that foreign firms prefer to locate in countries that are resource-abundant or resource export-dependent. Inward FDI also tend to be directed toward countries with relatively stricter environmental regulations.
Subjects: 
resource curse
foreign direct investment
JEL: 
P48
Q00
Document Type: 
Master Thesis

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