Measuring the impact of private and foreign direct investment in the unemployment rate in Iraq for the period (2017-1985)

Abstract

This study aims to measure the impact of private and foreign direct investment in the unemployment rate in Iraq during the period (2017-1985), and using the (EViews10) program Conducting the unit root test as an initial step to determine the degree of integration of the variables for the purpose of selecting the estimation model by applying the Augmented Dickey-Fuller Test (ADF) and revealing the existence of a common integration using the test methodology between the unemployment rate and independent variables mentioned, and then estimate the relationship in a long and short-run using the Auto-regressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL). The study found that 78% of the changes in the unemployment rate are explained by the independent variables in the model and the rest (13%) are explained by the random variable or external variables.