Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE)

ISSN - 2414-1771 (Print)

ISSN - 2409-9368 (Online)


Nexus of Economic Misery, Interest rate, Exchange rate and Foreign Direct Investment in Pakistan


Authors:

Allah Ditta, Ahmad Hassan

Citation:

Ditta, A. and Hassan, A. (2017). Nexus of Economic Misery, Interest rate, Exchange rate and Foreign Direct Investment in Pakistan. Bulletin of Business and Economics, 6(1), 35-44.

Abstract:

This study investigates the impact of economic misery, exchange rate and interest rate on foreign direct investment (FDI) in case of Pakistan over the period of 1972- 2013. The time series data for all variables is collected from various issues of Economic Surveys of Pakistan, State bank of Pakistan and WDI. This study has used Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) and Philips Perron (PP) unit root tests for stationarity of the variables and Autoregressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) is used for co-integration among the variables of the model. The results show that there is negative and insignificant impact of economic misery and political instability on FDI in Pakistan. Exchange rate has positive and significant relationship with FDI over the selected time period. Exports have a negative and insignificant impact of FDI. Interest rate and GDP has a positive and significant relationship with FDI in case of Pakistan.

Keywords:

Exchange Rate, Interest Rate and Foreign Direct Investment

Jel Code:

F31, E4

Article Type:

Research Article

Pages:

34-44

Publisher:

Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH)


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