The impact of digital economy indicators on foreign direct investment in over the period of (2000-2022): Standard study using a model NARDL


  • Mouna Bessouyah
  • Yassine Mimouni



Digital economy, foreign direct investment, asymmetry, information technology, Internet networks


This study aims to clarify the impact of digital economy indicators on foreign direct investment in Algeria during the period 2000-2022, In order to study the statistical relationship between the study variables, foreign direct investment was relied upon as a dependent variable and digital economy indicators as independent variables (mobile phone users, internet users , cell phone subscriptions) based on the NARDL nonlinear distributed time-gap autoregressive model, Implications for theory and practice: The results have proven the existence of an asymmetric effect in the changes of positive and negative indicators of the digital economy on foreign direct investment, and after estimating the model, it became clear that there is symmetry in the short and long-term impact of the independent variables on the dependent variable. and in the end the study recommended the need to strengthen the methods and mechanisms of applying the digital economy in Algeria By improving the quality of Internet services and expanding their scope, especially in remote areas, in addition to spreading awareness among society and individuals of the new technology and opening the way for them to carry out their services based on the applications of the digital economy.