THE IMPACT OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT
Foreign Direct Investmemt has been widely described as an indispensible vihicle of economic growth, Variuos reseachers have tried to advocate foreign direct investment as a tool for employment generation, transfer of technological skills, manpower development and increased foreign dexchange earnings.

This study was carried out to determine the impact of FDI on economic growth in Nigeria. The study made use of the ordinary least square (OLS) method of estimation in determinig the impact of FDI amid other variables on economic growth from the period of 1980 – 2010. This study further reveals that inflation rate have a negative influence on economic growth. Recommandation based on the findings made are geared towards a restructuring and redirecting of foreign direct investment if successfully put in place would yeild great benefits to economic growth in Nigeria.


CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study

Over the years countries of the world have mutually helped each other in growing and developing. This has been made possible through the instrument of international trade. This trade is necessitated by the fact that no country is an island therefore is naturally endowed with all her needed resources.

In line with this trade between the advanced countries and the developing countries is necessary so that the advanced countries with their technical knowledge can transform the raw materials of the developing nations into finished goods.

The advantage of foreign capital investment especially foreign direct investment cannot be over emphasised, some of which include the acquisition of relevant and required technology, employment, inflow of foreign direct investment, manpower and human capital development, increased foreign exchange to the host countries and international accreditation and relevance.
In Nigeria context successive government supported by the strong industrial and academic forces have identified this machinery of international trade as an important tool for growth and development. Using some e measures like giving credit consideration provision, basic infrastructure and right environment for production and investment, quality tax concession and favourable lending rates.

A compares of the results between the impact of FDI on economic growth and domestic investment has been made between the East and West African countries. The overall results indicate that FDI promotes economic growth that higher foreign direct investment promotes economic growth rate. Foreign direct investment is also found to crowd in domestic investments likely attributed to technology transfer and related spill overs effects comprising East and West African countries. It is found that the positive effect of FDI on growth is driven by West African countries while the negative effect of FDI on domestic investment is led by East African countries....

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