Does good health attract FDI?

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Yes –or at least for developing countries-, according to ‘The Effect of Population Health on Foreign Direct Investments.’ The main conclusion of the three Harvard School of Public Health authors is that:

A one-year improvement in life expectancy contributes to about a 9% increase in gross FDI inflows to low- and middle-income countries. Our findings are consistent with the literature that links health to increased worker productivity and suggest that the payoff to population health improvements should also include an elevated rate of FDI inflows.

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