Journal Article

How Does FDI Affect Health?

International Economic Journal

This paper investigates the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on population health using panel data for up to 179 countries for the period between 1980 and 2011. Our main finding is that the relationship between FDI and health is non-linear, depending on the level of income: FDI has a positive effect on health at low levels of income, but the effect decreases with increasing income, then changes sign and becomes increasingly negative at higher levels of income.


Dierk Herzer
Korbinian Nagel
Peter Nunnenkamp