RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: THE CASE OF DONG NAI PROVINCE, VIETNAM
The study focuses on analyzing the relationship between economic growth and foreign direct investment in Dong Nai. This study is based on the use of time series data collected from Dong Nai Statistical Office during the period 1997-2017 and using the VAR model to analyze this data. The results show there is a two-way relationship between foreign direct investment and economic growth in Dong Nai province. In other words, attracting of foreign investments has a positive impact on economic growth and vice versa. At the same time, the results also show that students and the opening up of the economy have impact on attracting foreign direct investment into the province. Based on the results achieved, the article puts forward some proposals on how to attract FDI in order to contribute to economic growth in Dong Nai.
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