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Determinants of Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment in Hungary and China: Time-Series Approach

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  • ZHEN QUAN WANG

    (The University of Liverpool, UK)

  • NIGEL SWAIN

    (The University of Liverpool, UK)

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This paper analyses what factors best explain foreign capital inflows into Hungary and China during the period 1978-92. The size of the host country markets is found to play a positive role, while the cost of capital variables and political instability are negatively correlated with investment inflows. It supports the hypothesis that low-cost labour and currency depreciation are important factors in explaining how much foreign capital inflows into a particular country. There is little evidence to support classical hypotheses concerning tariff barriers and imports variables. The OECD growth rates show significant positive correlation with foreign direct investment in Hungary. © 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Zhen Quan Wang & Nigel Swain, 1997. "Determinants of Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment in Hungary and China: Time-Series Approach," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 9(5), pages 695-726.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:9:y:1997:i:5:p:695-726
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1328(199707)9:5<695::AID-JID294>3.0.CO;2-N
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