2017, Volume 70 - Issue 2
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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 2014Read the article
DETERMINANTS OF THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION IN LOW-INCOME AND LOWER-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIESRead the article
ON THE PROTECTION OF INVESTMENT CAPITAL DURING FINANCIAL CRISIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN EQUITY MARKET: A RISK-BASED ASSET ALLOCATION APPROACHRead the article
THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON INVESTMENT IN BOTSWANA: AN ARDL-BOUNDS TESTING APPROACHRead the article
SYSTEMIC ANALYSIS OF TRADE LIBERALISATION: POLICY ENTREPRENUERSHIP AND BEHAVIOURAL VARIABLES IN A TWO-LEGAL GAME FRAMEWORKRead the article
Kevin Honglin ZHANG, Department of Economics, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA
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.
F21, F23, O14, O53
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Export Sophistications (XS), Export Upgrading (XU), Manufactured Exports (MX)
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