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Quantitative Restrictions and Foreign Investment in a Monetary Economy

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  • Chi-Chur Chao

    (Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

  • Eden S. H. Yu

    (Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Abstract

This paper examines the welfare effect of foreign investment under quantitative restrictions for a host country with a cash-in-advance constraint. This constraint results in a divergence between the consumer virtual prices and the world prices. If the cash required for purchasing exportable goods exceeds that of the importable, additional foreign investment can widen the price divergence and, thus, reduce welfare. This result is contrary to the conventional view that foreign investment is non-immiserizing under quantitative restrictions. On the other hand, if the cash requirement is larger for buying importable goods, foreign investment can still promote welfare.

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  • Chi-Chur Chao & Eden S. H. Yu, 2002. "Quantitative Restrictions and Foreign Investment in a Monetary Economy," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 1(1), pages 25-32, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:1:y:2002:i:1:p:25-32
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    Keywords

    foreign investment; quantitative restrictions; cash in advance;

    JEL classification:

    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • E10 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - General

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