The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 27
Page No. 6536 - 6539

Trade, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and Integration: Empirical Evidence from Islamic Republic of Iran

Authors : Batol Rafat

Abstract: Regional economic integration is a phenomenon that gradually led to the formation of a global economic environment. Today, many developing countries have entered a new regional integration agreement with developed countries and other countries, in other words, opened their markets to foreign direct investment. this study examines the interaction between trade integration and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Iran. We consider Iran trade integration with selected groups of countries, including EU Member, the Union of South-East Asia (ASEAN), Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and D8 Organization. estimated results indicated that the trade flows and foreign direct investment has a direct and significant relationship to each other so, increasing trade flows resulted in an increase in foreign direct investment.

How to cite this article:

Batol Rafat , 2016. Trade, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and Integration: Empirical Evidence from Islamic Republic of Iran. The Social Sciences, 11: 6536-6539.

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