Impact of FDI Flows on
Economic Growth [PhD Project]
Examples of topics which may be addressed
in this research are as follows:
1) Modelling the determinants of both inward
and outward FDI flows
2) The mediating effects of FDI flows on national or regional economic growth
3) Policy implications for national or international organizations
Supervisors: Professor Joseph Nellis and Dr Constantinos Alexiou
Application Details: The PhD candidate should hold a minimum 2.1 class undergraduate
degree in economics, finance or related discipline and have passed, or expect to have
passed by autumn, a Master’s degree or equivalent research experience in a work setting.
See http://bit.ly/154nhb7 for English language requirements.
Funding Details: Funding may be available on a competitive basis through the Cranfield
School of Management studentship scheme: http://bit.ly/1BgS94p
Deadline: Expressions of interest alongside a CV are invited via email
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by
mid-April for bursary applications.
In recent decades, globalization has accelerated the scale of FDI flows
into, and between, countries. Global deregulation of financial and goods
markets has accelerated the integration and interdependency of nations.
These flows have been particularly important as drivers of economic
growth in both developing and emerging economies.
The relationship between FDI flows and economic growth is rather complex and multi-
dimensional. The purpose of this research is to provide an opportunity to explore the
significance of FDI flows and the implications for long-term sustainable economic
The research will be of value to national governments and international organizations in
that it will seek to identify the determinants of FDI. This has direct implication for
national economic planning.
There will be an emphasis on econometric modelling which may be conducted at a
single country level or across many countries, either developed or developing.
We are currently seeking a strong PhD candidate to
engage in a study of Foreign Direct Investment flows with an
emphasis on econometric modelling for planning purposes