Relationship between Foreign Direct Investment and Country Population

Abdul Aziz, Bilal Makkawi

Abstract


The research on the factors that influence foreign direct investment (FDI) has ignored the role of population of a
country. Such neglect seems to be motivated by the theoretical support for the assumption that large population is
likely to be negatively related to economic growth. Based on a review of the latest research on the role of
population in economic growth and the determinants of FDI, it was hypothesized that a country’s population
would be positively related to FDI. The data from 56 African and Asian countries supported the hypothesis.


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