Contents of the volume

2017, Volume 70 - Issue 2

ISSN: 2499-8265
RSS feed citation: At RePEc
Publication date: 02 May 2017

THE EFFECT OF LABOR MARKET FREEDOM AND OTHER FACTORS ON U.S. SETTLEMENT PATTERN DECISIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, 2012 AND 2014

Richard Cebula, Maggie Foley

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DETERMINANTS OF THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION IN LOW-INCOME AND LOWER-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

Minh Quang Dao

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ON THE PROTECTION OF INVESTMENT CAPITAL DURING FINANCIAL CRISIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN EQUITY MARKET: A RISK-BASED ASSET ALLOCATION APPROACH

John Weirstrass Muteba Mwamba, Lamukanyani Mantshimuli

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THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON INVESTMENT IN BOTSWANA: AN ARDL-BOUNDS TESTING APPROACH

Brian Muyambiri, Nicholas M. Odhiambo

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SYSTEMIC ANALYSIS OF TRADE LIBERALISATION: POLICY ENTREPRENUERSHIP AND BEHAVIOURAL VARIABLES IN A TWO-LEGAL GAME FRAMEWORK

Ivan Trofimov

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FDI, EXPORT SOPHISTICATIONS, AND EXPORT UPGRADING IN EMERGING ECONOMIES: EVIDENCE FROM CHINESE MANUFACTURINGS

Kevin Honglin Zhang

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Genoa Chamber of Commerce
Economia Internazionale / International Economics

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Corresponding author

Kevin Honglin ZHANG, Department of Economics, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA

FDI, Export Sophistications, and Export Upgrading in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturings

Pages

245-260

Abstract

Export upgrading, reflecting improved export sophistication or technological capabilities over time, can bring a nation larger benefits from international trade. How does foreign direct investment (FDI) affect export sophistication and export upgrading in emerging economies?  While the topic is important and timing, studies on the issue in the literature have been limited. This paper attempts to close the gap by using the Chinese manufacturing panel data in 2005-2013. Estimates suggest that FDI indeed has strong sophistication- and upgrading-enhancing effects on China’s manufactured exports; and such gains from FDI depend largely on China’s absorptive capacity measured by human capital. 

JEL classification

F21, F23, O14, O53

Keywords

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Export Sophistications (XS), Export Upgrading (XU), Manufactured Exports (MX)

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. The model and data
  3. The main results and robustness checks
  4. Concluding observations

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