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Confucius institute effects on China's trade and FDI: Isn't it delightful when folks afar study Hanyu?

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  • Lien, Donald
  • Oh, Chang Hoon
  • Selmier, W. Travis

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This paper employs gravity models to analyze the influence of Confucius Institutes (CI) on outward trade and FDI flows from China. We find significant increases in both Chinese exports and outward FDI flows to developing countries through establishment and operation of CIs, but little impact on the same flows to developed countries. In addition, CIs command stronger impacts on FDI than on outward trade.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Economics & Finance.

Volume (Year): 21 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 147-155

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Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:21:y:2012:i:1:p:147-155

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Keywords: Confucius Institute; Trade; Foreign Direct Investment; China; Soft power;

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  1. Lien, Donald & Co, Catherine Yap, 2013. "The effect of Confucius Institutes on US Exports to China: A state level analysis," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 566-571.
  2. B. Michael Gilroy & Elmar Lukas & Christian Heimann, 2013. "Technologiestandort Deutschland und internationale Wissensspillover, Welchen Einfluss nehmen auslaendische MNU auf deutsche Exporte?," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 233(5-6), pages 575-599, October.

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