On the Relationship between Foreign Direct Investment and Energy Consumption: The Mexican Case

Alí Aali-Bujari, Francisco Venegas-Martínez

Abstract


This paper is aimed at analyzing the interrelation between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Energy Consumption (EC) in Mexico during the period 1970-2014. To do that, we carry out a cointegration test and a Granger causality analysis. The empirical results from the cointegration test show a stable link between the growth rates of FDI and EC in the long run. While the results from Granger’s causality show that in the short run there is a unidirectional Granger causality from the growth rate of FDI toward the growth rate EC, while in the medium and long there is a bidirectional causality between the growth rates of FDI and LEC in Mexico during the period under study.

Keywords: foreign direct investment, energy consumption, cointegration, Granger causality

JEL Classifications: C32, F21, Q43.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.10988


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