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The impact of foreign direct investment on income inequality in Ireland (1989 - 2017)

Szilvasi, Norbert (2019) The impact of foreign direct investment on income inequality in Ireland (1989 - 2017). Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Income inequality has increased in advanced and emerging economies during the previous decades in the time of growing globalization. There is still no consensus, whether foreign direct investment (FDI) as one of the main drivers of globalization has resulted in a higher-level income inequality. This study analyses the influence of FDI on income inequality using multiple regression model between 1989 and 2017 in Ireland. By using multiple regression mode that includes inflation, trade, FDI, GDP per capita and government expenditure on education, FDI tends to increase income gaps but the results are not significant in many models. Furthermore, government expenditure on education tends to increase income disparity in our model as well. In contrast, trade and GDP per capita tend to decrease the income inequality in Ireland. Finally, these findings show that FDI do affect income distribution in Ireland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > Economics
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment > Foreign Direct Investment
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Finance
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 13:23
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 13:23

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