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Determinants of Taiwanese investment in China: An agglomeration economies-based perspective

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  • Chen, George Shih-Ku
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    We investigate the impact of agglomeration economies on the distribution of Taiwanese investment in China for the period 1996-2005. We find that the uneven distribution of Taiwanese investment can be explained by agglomeration economies related to industrial linkages, labour-market pooling and monitoring costs. Furthermore, we find evidence that the nature of agglomeration forces attracting Taiwanese investment not only differs across regions but also changes over time. Importantly, we find mild evidence that this investment is affected by a market crowding effect, or that the benefit from agglomeration decreases once the market size exceeds a critical threshold.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 13894.

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