Paper Information

Journal:   QUANTITATIVE RESEARCHES IN MANAGEMENT   WINTER 2014 , Volume 4 , Number 4; Page(s) 196 To 213.
 
Paper: 

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACT OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  BAHLOUL PARISA*
 
* YOUNG RESEARCHERS AND ELITE CLUB, MARAND BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, MARAND, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

The study of environmental pollution and the factors affecting it is a significant topic in economy. Generally, in developed countries economic growth leads to reduction of environmental pollution and consequently clean environment starts to be regarded as a luxurious good. However, economic growth in developing countries leads to an increase in environmental pollution as clean environment is considered an inferior or at most an ordinary good. Since foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the factors affecting economic growth in any country, investigating the relationship between this variable and environmental pollution is of great importance. Therefore, the main aim of this article is to study the effect of FDI and economic freedom on environmental pollution in the economy in Iran in the period between 1978 and 2008, using Auto Regressive Distribution Lag (ARDL) model. The results obtained from this study confirm there is a positive and significant correlation between FDI and environmental pollution.

 
Keyword(s): ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, ECONOMIC GROWTH, CONSUMPTION OF OIL PRODUCTS, ECONOMIC FREEDOM INDEX, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI)
 
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