E. Bako, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor, S. Varvari, PhD in Economics, Lecturer “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania ECONOMIC CRISIS AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS IN ROMANIA

Foreign direct investments represent an essential factor of economic development and growth at all levels: national, regional and local (county). The authors analyse the evolution of foreign direct investments in Romania over the last decade, taking into consideration the influence of the economic and financial crisis, different territorial levels, types of foreign investments, the economic activities and also the main countries of origin. The aim of the paper is to explain some of the reasons for the illustrated evolution of FDI and to reveal some policy implications for the future period.

Keywords: foreign direct investments, FDI flows, economic and financial crisis, types of investments

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17721/1728-2667.2015/174-9/2

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