The Effect of Population Health on Foreign Direct Investment
NBER Working Paper No. 10596
Issued in June 2004
NBER Program(s):Health Economics, International Trade and Investment
We conduct a panel data analysis of 74 countries over 1980 2000 to investigate whether population health affects foreign direct investment inflows. Our main finding is that health has a positive and significant effect on such inflows for low- and middle-income countries. This finding is consistent with the view that health is an integral component of human capital in developing countries.
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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w10596
Published: Alsan, Marcela, David E. Bloom and David Canning. "The Effect of Population Health on Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to Low- and Middle-Income Countries." World Development 34, 4 (April 2006): 613-630.
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