The Impact of AFTA on Trade Openness, and Foreign Direct Investment: The Empirical Evidence from Lao PDR
Salucknai Outtanasith & Khaysy Srithilat
This study looks at how the AFTA has affected trade openness, foreign direct investment, and economic growth in Lao PDR. The impact of AFTA on trade openness and foreign direct investment (FDI) entering Laos is examined using the gravity model method. To examine the long-term connection between variables, Panel Vector Error Correction and Pedroni Cointegration based on Fully Modified Ordinary Least Squares (FMOLS) were also used. The findings show that infrastructure development, disparities in factor endowments between the two nations, the GDP of Laos, and the country’s shared border all have a beneficial impact on the entrance of foreign direct investment into the Lao PDR. Moreover, depreciation of domestic currency, sharing border with neighboring countries, and AFTA member countries are also significantly positive effect on trade openness in Lao PDR. However, the distance between the capital city is negatively effect on foreign direct investment and trade in Laos in the long run.
Keywords: AFTA, FDI, Trade, Regional Integration, Gravity Model, Lao PDR.
|Title:||The Impact of AFTA on Trade Openness, and Foreign Direct Investment: The Empirical Evidence from Lao PDR|
|Author:||Salucknai Outtanasith & Khaysy Srithilat|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Issue publication (Year):||2022|
|Date of Publication:||04/09/2022|
|Paper Type:||Research paper|
Cite This Article:
Salucknai Outtanasith & Khaysy Srithilat (2022). The Impact of AFTA on Trade Openness, and Foreign Direct Investment: The Empirical Evidence from Lao PDR. International Journal of Science and Business, 16(1), 142-152. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.7047719
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About Author (s)
Salucknai Outtanasith, School of International Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China.
Khaysy Srithilat , Faculty of Economics and business Management, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos.