Authors: Shlair Abdulkhaleq1 & Zhiar Abdulqadir2
1Wright State University, Fair Born, Ohio, USA
2Department of Business and Management,Faculty of Administration Sciences and Economics, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Inflows of Foreign direct investment (FDI) have been recently perceived as an important determinant of Iraq economic growth. This paper studies the effect that the increasing levels of FDI inflows have on levels of economic growth in Iraq. An Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression model was employed to analyze the relationship between two variables. Two regression equations were constructed. One predicted the logarithm of GDP levels measured at current prices/billions of US$ and the other predicted levels of per capita GDP at PPP measured at current prices/billions of US$ during the period 2004-2015. In both of equations, the dependent variable was the levels of FDI as net inflows to Iraq’s balance of payment in current US$, and it turned to be statistically significant in predicting levels of economic growth in Iraq.
Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, Capital Inflows, Economic Growth, Ordinary Least Square
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), March 2017, Vol.3, No.4