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Analysing Transition Process of Russia: Foreign Direct Investment Distribution across Regions

Author: Bc. Elza Yusufova
Year: 2016 - summer
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 63
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Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to shed more light on the determinants for attracting foreign direct
investment (FDI) into the regions in case of Russia. As a novel contribution to the general literature on
FDI, a new variable of quality-of-life, which has not been used in previous works, is tested for its impact
on FDI. Using a sample of 70 regions for the year 2013, we find that the two variables have the strongest
effect on determining FDI inflows towards Russia: gross regional product and investment risk. While
other variables as regional population, quality-of-life index, educated population, level of
industrialization and transportation are fount not to be significant. This implies that most regions in
Russia have similar level of development, which makes them not different from their neighbours, and
hence not attractive for foreign investors.




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