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Title Determinants of foreign direct investment in Latin America
Author Bell, Christine S.
Department Department of Economics and Business
Institution Colorado College
Degree Type bachelor
Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Accepted 2007
Date Digitized 2009
Abstract Foreign direct investment is one of the tools to facilitate economic development. Four Lain American countries-Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico-receive the majority of FDI inflows into Latin America. This thesis studies several determinates of foreign direct investment as they apply to Latin American countries. A Least Squares regression model was used to determine how important GDP, GDP per capita growth, highest marginal tax rate, inflation, labor costs, political stability, and corruption are in influencing foreign direct investment inflows to Latin American countries. Results indicate that within Latin America GDP (a measure of market size) is the most influential factor drawing in FDI. Furthermore, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico receive the most FDI despite economic or political conditions. On the other hand, the other countries were affected by all determinants. By showing this, it becomes apparent that smaller Latin American countries have trouble attracting FDI despite their economic and political situation and must work harder than the bigger economies to create positive investment climates.
Keywords Foreign direct investment
Economic development
Latin America
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Extent 78 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Note (thesis) Senior Thesis - Colorado College
Note (bibliography) Bibliography : p. 74-78
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
OCLC Identifier 159958348
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2946
 
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