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dc.contributor.authorCharan Valliappan Periakaruppan
dc.contributor.authorKittiratanapaibool Thanchanok
dc.contributor.authorTan, Darrel Yi Song
dc.description.abstractForeign Direct Investment (FDI) is one of the key factors enhancing economic growth. In this paper, we study the possible determinants of FDI, specifically institutional readiness in terms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection and the size of informal economy. Twelve OECD countries (source) and forty-eight developing countries (host), generating a total of 1603 observations, across the regions of Africa, South America, and Asia are included in the study over the period of 2000 to 2007. Our hypothesis is that strong IPR protection and a small informal economy in the host country will attract greater inward FDI from the source country. The empirical results, however, highlight different factors affecting FDI inflows to the different regions. In particular, IPR protection is significant in Africa, while the size of informal economy matters most in South America. In Asia, the domestic GDP is the most significant.en_US
dc.format.extent31 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Economic developmenten_US
dc.titleIntellectual property rights, quality of institutions and FDI into developing countriesen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorJoseph Dennis Albaen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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