Foreign direct investment, oil prices and global financial crisis: Evidence from Singapore

Wong, Koi Nyen * and Goh, Soo Khoon and Hooi, Hooi Lean (2015) Foreign direct investment, oil prices and global financial crisis: Evidence from Singapore. Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, X (4). pp. 494-504. ISSN 2393-5162

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Abstract

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is often cited as an important feature of the Singapore’s economy. In addition to its contribution to the city states’ capital formation, it also fosters international trade, technology transfer and yields other spillover effects. Despite Singapore economy is highly internationally linked, it cannot insulate itself against external shocks e.g. the Asian financial crisis, global financial crisis, and oil price shocks, to name a few. This study attempts to ascertain whether the effects of external shocks on the sources of FDI in Singapore are transitory or permanent using the Lagrange multiplier (LM) unit root tests proposed by Lee and Strazicich (2003 and 2004). The empirical evidence reveals that the external shocks had only transitory effects on FDI regardless of the source of the FDI either by region, major investor country or other investor country. The findings provide policy measures on how the government should best respond to shocks that affect FDI in the city-state in the short run.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First author is with Sunway University Business School: 2nd and 3rd authors are with Universiti Sains Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign direct investment; unit root; multiple breaks; oil price shock; global financial crisis; Singapore
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Sunway University > Sunway University Business School > Dept. Management and Economics
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2016 05:02
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2016 05:02
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/309

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