Title

Does the institutional quality matter to attract the foreign direct investment? An empirical investigation for Pakistan

Author Affiliation

Qazi Masood Ahmed is Professor at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Department

Department of Economics

Was this content written or created while at IBA?

Yes

Document Type

Article

Source Publication

South Asia Economic Journal

ISSN

0973-077X

Abstract

This study investigates the role of the institutions as a determinant of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the case of Pakistan by applying the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) cointegration technique. The results demonstrate that the institutional quality exerts long-run impact in determining the FDI inflows. The findings suggest that institutional quality is an important determinant of the FDI in Pakistan. The joint impact of institutional quality and trade openness is also significant and positively contribute to attract FDI in the short run as well as in the long run. The findings strongly support the hypothesis that simultaneous implementation of policy mix, that is, reducing trade barriers and improvement in institutional quality, play significant role in attracting FDI in a developing country like Pakistan.

Indexing Information

HJRS - X Category, Scopus

Publication Status

Published

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