The impact of FDI on lithuanian economics

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The scientific literature emphasizes that FDI can cause not only economic growth, but also economic suppression. This article is aimed at the research of the impact of FDI on Lithuanian economics by analysing the changes of three main macroeconomic indicators-GDP, unemployment rate and export. The methods of the research include systematic analysis of the scientific literature, statistical data analysis and correlation regression analysis. The results of the research have revealed that, in Lithuanian case, there exists strong correlation between FDI and GDP as well as between FDI and export. The correlation between FDI and unemployment rate is very weak, although there is a tendency that increasing income from FDI contributes to unemployment rate decrease since FDI determines creation of work places and development of industrial processes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Economics
  • FDI impact
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Lithuania
  • Macroeconomic indicators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance

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