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Journal ArticleFDI Liberalization as a Source of Comparative Advantage in China
Part of Journal Special Issue FDI, Employment, and Growth in China and IndiaFactor proportions Investments, Foreign Labor market
Journal ArticleExchange Rates and Outward Foreign Direct Investment: US FDI in Emerging Economies
Part of Journal Special Issue FDI, Employment, and Growth in China and IndiaForeign exchange Investments, Foreign Panel analysis
Journal ArticleForeign Direct Investment and Regional Inequality in China
Part of Journal Special Issue FDI, Employment, and Growth in China and IndiaEquality and inequality Investments, Foreign Regional economics
BlogImpact of the Global Economic Crisis on the Arab Region
By Imed Drine Whilst having a global impact, the current financial and economic crisis is clearly affecting certain regions more severely than others. One region which may be amongst the worst affected is the Arab region...Financial crisis International trade Investments, Foreign
Working PaperPolitical Regime, Private Investment, and Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries
This paper uses annual aggregate data for 36 low or middle income countries covering the period 1995-2001 to investigate the effect of FDI on private investment...Capital market Finance Institutional economics
Working PaperChina’s Trade Imbalances: The Role of FDI
China has been running a large trade surplus with the rest of the world, particularly with the USA and EU. This has caused considerable diplomatic tensions and tremendous pressure on the Chinese currency...Balance of payments Foreign exchange International trade
Working PaperExchange Rates and Outward Foreign Direct Investment: US FDI in Emerging Economies
The paper investigates the impact of exchange rates on US foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to a sample of 16 emerging market countries using annual panel data for the period 1990-2002...Foreign exchange Investments, Foreign Panel analysis
Journal Special IssueThe Rise of China and India: Growth, Trade, Investment and Institutional Developments
There has been considerable media coverage of China’s trade and financial activities, on India’s emergence as a technology and innovation hub, and on the commerce and investment interactions between China, India, Brazil, and South Africa ...Competition Economic development International trade
Working PaperForeign Direct Investment and Regional Inequality in China
China’s economic miracle over the past three decades has been featured with its open-door policy, especially the absorption of foreign capital. One downside effect of economic reform has been the ever rising interregional inequality...Equality and inequality Investments, Foreign Regional economics
Working PaperEconomic Proximity and Technology Flows: South Africa’s Influence and the Role of Technological Interaction in Botswana’s Diversification Effort
In less than a decade after the end of the apartheid, South Africa has intensified its economic ties with its African neighbours to become one of the top-ten investors and trading partners of many African countries, displacing companies from the form...Business networks Investments, Foreign Management (Technological innovations)
Working PaperFDI Liberalization as a Source of Comparative Advantage in China
Three features of China’s trade patterns suggest that elements beyond factor abundance explain its export performance...Factor proportions Investments, Foreign Labor market
Working PaperForeign Direct Investment and Trade in the Southern African Development Community
We use a modified gravity model to estimate the relationship between trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...International trade Investments, Foreign Social stability
Journal ArticleDevelopment Path of China and India and the Challenges for their Sustainable Growth
Part of Journal Special Issue The Rise of China and IndiaEconomic development Factor proportions International trade
Journal ArticleForeign Direct Investment, Domestic Investment and Economic Growth in China: A Time Series Analysis
Part of Journal Special Issue The Rise of China and IndiaEconomic development Investments Investments, Foreign
Working PaperNational Policies to Attract FDI in R&D: An Assessment of Brazil and Selected Countries
This paper is part of a project based on a broad data collection of policies in selected countries, with a special focus on the attraction of foreign R&D investments...Industrial policy Investments, Foreign Research (Technological innovations)
Working PaperThe Liberalization of Capital Outflows in CIBS: What Opportunities for Other Developing Countries?
This paper examines the implications of the liberalization of capital outflows in China, India, Brazil, and South Africa (CIBS) for other developing countries...History (Capital market) Investments, Foreign Trade regulation