Quality of Government as an Attracting Factor of FDI - Evidence from Chosen Southeastern Europe Countries

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Miloš Jovanović
Ivana Domazet
Darko Marjanović


This paper aims to examine the indicators of the quality of government of selected countries in South-Eastern Europe, which significantly influence the attractiveness of foreign direct investment. With the aim of quantifying the influence of certain factors on FDI, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania and Northern Macedonia are included as the selected countries of the region, with the period of analysis limited to the period from 2007 to 2021. The results of the empirical analysis of the influence of the factors have shown that the factors referred to as the Rule of Law Index, Government Efficiency Index, Public Administration Efficiency Index and Political Stability Index have a significant and positive influence on the attractiveness of the country for foreign investors, while some other factors such as the cost of starting a new business have a negative influence on the country's attractiveness.

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