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dc.contributor.authorOdidi, Mercy Vera
dc.contributor.authorJagong’o, Ambrose
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-02T08:08:38Z
dc.date.available2020-11-02T08:08:38Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationOdidi, M. V. & Jagong’o, A. (2020). The moderating effect of inflation on the relationship between foreign direct investment, financial market development and economic growth in Kenya. International Academic Journal of Economics and Finance, 3(6), 168-180en_US
dc.identifier.issn2518-2366
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.iajournals.org/articles/iajef_v3_i6_168_180.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/20773
dc.descriptionA research article published in International Academic Journal of Economics and Financeen_US
dc.description.abstractA great deal of literature from a number of studies established that stable financial system offers risk diversification and efficient capital allocation that leads to economic growth of a country and also the economic expansions caused by harnessing FDI as a source of external financing equally leads to economic growth. However, finance literature records that moderate and low rate of inflation positively affects growth of the economy but high and accelerating rate of inflation jeopardize growth within the economy. This study therefore seeks to determine the moderation effect of inflation on these relationships in the Kenyan set up. This study aims at establishing the moderating effect of inflation on the relationship between foreign direct investment, financial market development and economic growth in Kenya. Economic growth will be the dependent variable while FDI and financial market development are the independent variables. The study incorporated a macroeconomic variable (inflation rate) to moderate between the dependent and independent variable. The study anchored on Financial Intermediation Theory and the Eclectic Paradigm Theory. Secondary data collected for analysis from KNBS economic surveys, World Bank reports, central bank of Kenya’s reports, economic journals and annual economic survey reports for a period of 36 years 1980 to 2016. Data analysis carried out using SPSS implementing descriptive and inferential statistics; the study findings revealed that the linear financial market development and foreign direct investment have positive effect on economic growth in Kenya. However, the interaction term between financial development and inflation rate has a negative on economic growth. The marginal effect of FDI evaluated on inflation rate resulted to a positive interaction term. In conclusion, the explanatory effect (adjusted R squared) increased signifying the presence of the moderating effect. Therefore, the study concluded that inflation moderates the relationship between FDI, financial market development and economic growth in Kenya. The study recommended development of policies to attract FDI in Kenya at moderate levels of inflation to result into a long-term benefit growth within the economy. In addition, to develop financial markets within a reduced level of inflation within the economy to enable achievement of long run economic benefit. Further research should be carried on the moderating effect of other macroeconomic variables on the FDI growth nexus and financial market development and economic growth relationship.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Academic Journalsen_US
dc.subjectmoderating effecten_US
dc.subjectinflationen_US
dc.subjectforeign direct investmenten_US
dc.subjectfinancial market developmenten_US
dc.subjecteconomic growthen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleThe Moderating Effect of Inflation on the Relationship between Foreign Direct Investment, Financial Market Development and Economic Growth in Kenya.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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