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Assessing variations in foreign direct investments under IFRS adoption, macro-socioeconomic developments and credit ratings

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anastasios Evgenidis



This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Dilovi Perspektyvy, 2016.

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The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of an endogenous relationship between international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and sovereign credit ratings on the factors that determine foreign direct investments, by using an instrumental variable panel data framework. The results show that the adoption of IFRS by developed economies is interpreted by credit rating agencies as a positive sign that the firms will provide more transparent financial reports. In addition, the authors find that the consideration of the endogenous relationship between IFRS and credit ratings for developed economies highlights the importance of some variables that was not evident previously such as the degree of corruption and the educational level. Finally, the authors suggest that foreign direct investments are more easily attracted when one considers a joint factor which captures people’s perceptions about the ability of the government to implement policy and regulations that promote the development of public and private sector.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Daskalopoulos A, Evgenidis A, Tsagkanos A, Siriopoulos C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Investment Management and Financial Innovations

Year: 2016

Volume: 13

Issue: 3

Pages: 328-340

Online publication date: 10/10/2016

Acceptance date: 02/07/2016

Date deposited: 28/08/2018

ISSN (print): 1810-4967

ISSN (electronic): 1812-9358

Publisher: Dilovi Perspektyvy


DOI: 10.21511/imfi.13(3-2).2016.05


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