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

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

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
DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2011.05.010
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