FEMISE MED BRIEF n°3 : Foreign direct investment in MENA and impact of institutional context

January 5, 2018
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This Policy Brief, written by Pr. Juliette Milgram Baleix (University of Granada) summarizes the findings from a study on the determinants of greenfield investment in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). The results point out that institutional deficiencies deter foreign direct investment in the region and in particular, for the main oil producers within this region. Improvements in the areas of democratization, institutional quality and violence reduction would undoubtedly make the region more attractive to foreign investors.