This article seeks to investigate the relative contributions of foreign direct investment, official development assistance and migrant remittances to economic growth in developing countries. We use a systems methodology to account for the inherent endogeneities in these relationships. In addition, we also examine the importance of institutions, not only for growth directly, but for the interactions between institutions and the other sources of growth. It is, we believe, the first article to consider each of these variables together. We find that all sources of foreign capital have a positive and significant impact on growth when institutions are taken into account.
Bibliographical noteThis is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in European journal of developmental research. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Driffield, N., & Jones, C. (2013). Impact of FDI, ODA and migrant remittances on economic growth in developing countries: a systems approach. European journal of developmental research, 25(2), 173-196 is available online at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejdr/journal/v25/n2/full/ejdr20131a.html
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