On November 14, 2017, Dr. Ricardo Giucci and Woldemar Walter of GET Moldova presented their new policy study “The economic impact of FDI in Moldova – Results from an empirical analysis” to representatives of the “Working Group on the stimulation and retention of private investments at the Economic Council to the Prime Minister of Moldova.”
It is common knowledge that FDI is important, but nobody so far quantified the relevance of FDI for the Moldovan economy. One major reason for this was the lack of processed data.
GET Moldova teamed up with the National Bureau of Statistics and closed this informational gap by processing the relevant data. Based on the new acquired processed data, GET Moldova analysed the impact of FDI on production, employment, wages, state revenues and exports and came to the conclusion that the impact of FDI is quite strong, and probably considerably stronger than commonly assumed.