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Foreign direct investment and economic growth in Tanzania

Gibogwe, Vincent and Nigo, Ayine R.S. and Kufuor, Karen (2022): Foreign direct investment and economic growth in Tanzania.

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Tanzania has continued to experience an unprecedented increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows for the past three decades. Using a vector error correction model (VECM) on data on Tanzania for the 1980–2020 period, we find the bi-causality between economic growth and FDI net inflows in the short and long run. The results imply that in Tanzania, FDI is associated with an increase in income; at the same time, economic growth leads to FDI eventually and stirs movements in FDI. We advocate for developing the local productive capacity and providing incentives to foreign firms so that they may provide positive spillovers to other sectors.

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