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Exchange Rate Risk and Two-Way Foreign Direct Investment

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  • Qin, Jie

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Modern theory of foreign direct investment (FDI) identifies market frictions such as transport costs and tariffs as major obstacles to a firm's access to foreign markets and as important reasons for two-way FDI. An alternative rationale for two-way FDI is offered in the present paper from a theoretical examination of the relation between exchange rate risk and FDI. In a one sector two-country model, it is assumed that producers decide both the domestic and the foreign production capacities so as to maximize the utility function based on rates of return and real exchange rates. It is shown that two-way FDI occurs when deviations from the purchasing power parity are not significant. The higher the exchange rate volatility, the larger the ratio of FDI to export. Two-way FDI reduces the producers' exchange rate risk; under certain conditions, this reduction of exchange rate risk is a driving force for two-way FDI. Copyright @ 2000 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Qin, Jie, 2000. "Exchange Rate Risk and Two-Way Foreign Direct Investment," International Journal of Finance & Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 5(3), pages 221-231, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijf:ijfiec:v:5:y:2000:i:3:p:221-31
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    1. Shauna Phillips & Fredoun Z. Ahmadi-Esfahani, 2008. "Exchange rates and foreign direct investment: theoretical models and empirical evidence ," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 52(4), pages 505-525, December.
    2. Tolentino, Paz Estrella, 2010. "Home country macroeconomic factors and outward FDI of China and India," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 102-120, June.
    3. Jung Wan Lee, 2015. "Dynamic Relationships between Exchange Rates and Foreign Direct Investment: Empirical Evidence from Korea," Asian Economic Journal, East Asian Economic Association, vol. 29(1), pages 73-90, March.
    4. Tolentino, Paz Estrella, 2008. "The determinants of the outward foreign direct investment of China and India: Whither the home country?," MERIT Working Papers 049, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    5. Phillips, Shauna & Ahmadi-Esfahani, Fredoun Z., . "Exchange Rates and Foreign Direct Investment: Theoretical Models and Empirical Evidence," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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