Is China Different? A Meta Analysis Of The Effect Of Foreign Direct Investment On Domestic Firms
AbstractEmpirical evidence suggests that China has benefited from foreign direct investment (FDI). However, an important question that remains unanswered is whether China has benefited more from FDI than other countries in general and other transition and developing countries in particular. This paper investigates this issue by performing a Meta-analysis on a sample of 67 country-specific studies yielding 125 observations that have gauged the nexus between FDI and measures of income growth. The results show that studies on China report relatively high t-values and thus indicate that China may have benefited more than other countries from FDI.
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Meta-analysis; Foreign direct investment; Economic growth; China;
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- Christer Ljungwall & Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall, 2010. "Is China different? A meta-analysis of the effects of foreign direct investment on domestic firms," Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(4), pages 353-371.
- F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
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- NEP-ALL-2008-12-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-CNA-2008-12-14 (China)
- NEP-DEV-2008-12-14 (Development)
- NEP-TRA-2008-12-14 (Transition Economics)
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