Econometric Analysis of Factors Affecting Foreign Direct Investments: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1983-2013)
This study has aimed to identify and estimate different economic factors that affect the flow of direct investments in Saudi Arabia. Descriptive and analytical approach has been used to study the policies, regulations, and development of foreign direct investment in Saudi Arabia between 1983 and 2013. Results have revealed that the economic variables contribute significantly on the FDI over the period. Saudi Arabia comprises about 60.3% of the total foreign investment and has a positive impact on the economic development within the host country.
Keywords - Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Development, Inflation Rate, Saudi Arabia