The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on Trade: Empirical Evidence from Sri Lanka

Volume 5, Issue 1, Article 5 - 2018

Authors: NPG Samantha

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Abstract

Foreign direct investment and foreign trade are vital factors in economic growth and development. The purpose of this study is to investigate the long run relationship and short-run dynamics between the two variables in Sri Lankan context. The study applies the ARDL co-integration and bound test for annual time series data covering the period from 1980 to 2016. The empirical test finds a significant positive relationship between FDI and foreign trade in the short run as well as in the long run. The bound test confirms the existence of co-integration relations among the variables. The error term of the ARDL ECM model is statistically significant with expected sign confirming convergence of short-run shocks into the long run equilibrium. All the diagnostic and stability tests confirm the validity of the selected model in policy formulating.

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NPG Samantha (2018) The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on Trade: Empirical Evidence from Sri Lanka
Global Journal of Economics and Business Vol 5 (1) 87-95