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A General Equilibrium Analysis of the Interplay between Foreign Direct Investment and Trade Adjustments

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  • Hiro Lee

    (Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB), Kobe Universty, Japan)

  • Dominique van der Mensbrugghe

    (Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, USA)

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    Abstract

    The theoretical literature on trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) indicates that they could be either substitutes or complements. The empirical evidence on U.S.-Japan and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries suggests that trade and FDI exhibit a complementary relationship. In this paper, we employ a multi-region, multisectoral computable general equilibrium (CGE) model that incorporates FDI to evaluate the impact of APEC trade and investment liberalization on economic welfare and the interplay between FDI and trade adjustments.

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    Paper provided by Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 119.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2001
    Date of revision: Jul 2001
    Handle: RePEc:kob:dpaper:119

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    Keywords: APEC liberalization; foreign direct investment; CGE model;

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    1. George Verikios & Xiao-guang Zhang, 2004. "The Economic Effects of Removing Barriers to Trade in Telecommunications," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 27(3), pages 435-458, 03.
    2. Terrie L. Walmsley, 1999. "Incorporating International Capital Ownership into the GTAP Model: Results for Asia-Pacific Trade Liberalisation," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers ip-72, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.
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    Cited by:
    1. Lee, Hiro & Roland-Holst, David & van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique, 2004. "China's emergence in East Asia under alternative trading arrangements," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 697-712, August.
    2. Djoni Hartono & D.S. Priyarsono & Tien Dung Nguyen & Mitsuo Ezaki, 2007. "Regional Economic Integration and its Impacts on Growth, Poverty and Income Distribution: The Case of Indonesia," Working Papers in Economics and Development Studies (WoPEDS) 200703, Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University, revised Mar 2007.
    3. Marcel MĂ©rette & Evangelia Papadaki & Jorge Hernandez & Yu Lan, 2008. "Foreign Direct Investment Liberalization Between Canada and the USA: A CGE Investigation," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 36(2), pages 195-209, June.
    4. Lakatos, Csilla & Walmsley, Terrie, 2012. "Investment creation and diversion effects of the ASEAN–China free trade agreement," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 766-779.

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