Is the Foreign Investment Matter for the Agricultural Export? Muhammad Agung Ady Mangilep, Muhammad Nirwan Naim
Faculty of Economics and Business Hasanuddin University
Abstract. The idea that foreign investments can help developing countries to increase their economic growths and exports may not be fulfilled recently. However, many economists, world organizations and country governments still defend that idea. This study is aimed to compare impacts of foreign and local direct investments to agricultural exports. Quantitative data is obtained from some publications of Indonesian government. This research uses Ordinary Least Square Regression method to analyze relations between foreign and local direct investments with agricultural exports. This research found that foreign direct investments have a significant and positive effect on agricultural exports, but local investment has a non-significant effect.
Keywords: Foreign investment, local investment, agricultural export