Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81409
Authors: 
Lipsey, Robert E.
Sjöholm, Fredrik
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 852
Abstract: 
Foreign direct investment has been important in the economic growth and global economic integration of developing countries over the last decades. Both Northeast and Southeast Asia, especially the latter, have been part of this development with increasing inflows of FDI and greater foreign participation in their economies. However, Indonesia has been an outlier within the region, with lower inflows of FDI than other countries, especially in manufacturing, and with lower inflows than could be expected from its size and other country characteristics. The inflows of FDI that have taken place have benefited Indonesia and we use the Asian experience to provide some suggestions as to what measures would increase FDI. A relatively poor business environment with inefficient institutions seems to be an important explanation behind the low inflows of FDI.
Subjects: 
East Asia
Northeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Indonesia
Foreign Direct Investment
Multinational Firms
JEL: 
F13
F23
O19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
566.82 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.