The role of digitalization in the FDI – income inequality relationship in developed and developing countries


  • Van Bon Nguyen Faculty of Finance - Banking, University of Finance - Marketing (UFM), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


FDI inflows, Digitalization, Income inequality, Developed countries, Developing countries



El estudio tiene como objetivo utilizar a personas que utilizan Internet y suscripciones de banda ancha fija como proxy de la digitalización para evaluar empíricamente los efectos de la inversión extranjera directa (IED), la digitalización y su interacción en la desigualdad de ingresos en los países desarrollados y en desarrollo de 2002 a 2019.


El documento utilizó estimadores del método general del sistema de momentos (GMM) para 30 países desarrollados y 35 países en desarrollo.


La IED aumenta la desigualdad de ingresos en los países desarrollados pero la disminuye en los países en desarrollo, la digitalización reduce la desigualdad de ingresos en ambos grupos, el término de interacción reduce la desigualdad de ingresos en los países desarrollados pero la amplía en los países en desarrollo.


El documento es el primero en introducir la digitalización en la relación entre la IED y la desigualdad del ingreso. Además, proporciona evidencia empírica para mostrar la diferencia en el papel de la digitalización en esta relación entre los países desarrollados y en desarrollo.



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Nguyen, V. B. (2023). The role of digitalization in the FDI – income inequality relationship in developed and developing countries. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, 28(55), 6–26. Retrieved from