Chulalongkorn University Theses and Dissertations (Chula ETD)

Year (A.D.)


Document Type

Independent Study

First Advisor

Nipit Wongpunya


Faculty of Economics (คณะเศรษฐศาสตร์)

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Level

Master's Degree

Degree Discipline

Business and Managerial Economics




This empirical research examines the relationship between exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, and also investigates the stock market return factors on the foreign direct investment flows in Thailand. This research uses the quarterly data from 1Q2005 to 4Q2020 period. It finds that there is the evidence of significantly positive relationship of exchange rate on foreign direct investment while exchange rate volatility has the significantly negative relationship on foreign direct investment. There is also the relationship but not significant of high performance of stock market return on attracting foreign direct investment flows. Moreover, this paper documents that the former foreign direct investment itself and real exchange rate influence the investor’s FDI decision in current period as well. The vector autoregression model (VAR) is used for forecasting. The finding indicates that 1-quarter lagged of FDI itself is positively significant affecting the current FDI flows.

Included in

Economics Commons



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