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Foreign direct investment and trade: The case of Vietnam

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  • Anwar, Sajid
  • Nguyen, Lan Phi

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By making use of a gravity model, this paper examines the impact of FDI on exports, imports and net export of Vietnam. The empirical analysis presented in this paper is based on a recently released panel dataset involving Vietnam's 19 major trading partners for the period 1990-2007. The paper also considers the impact of FDI on trade during three sub-periods: the pre-Asian financial crisis, the post-Asian financial crisis and during the Asian financial crisis period. The empirical analysis reveals that a complementary relationship exists between FDI and exports and FDI and imports. While the impact of FDI on net-exports is insignificant during the full sample period, a significant positive relationship exists between net-exports and FDI in the post-Asian financial crisis period.

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Volume (Year): 25 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 39-52

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Handle: RePEc:eee:riibaf:v:25:y:2011:i:1:p:39-52

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Keywords: Foreign direct investment Vietnam Asian financial crisis;

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