Monday, 21 January 2008

Research paper: "FDI in China: Reward or Remedy?

The recent issue of World Economy has the following paper on foreign direct investment in China.

The paper examines an interesting new determinant.

"Foreign Direct Investment in China: Reward or Remedy?"

OLENA HAVRYLCHYK, CEPII, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales, Paris
SANDRA PONCET, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - TEAM, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, CEPII, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales, Paris

This paper tests the significance of FDI as a way to alleviate credit constraints. Incoming foreign investment provides additional sources of capital. Specifically in the Chinese case, enterprises may look for foreign investors, being constrained in their activity due to distortions in the state-dominated system. First, the Chinese financial system allocates resources to the least efficient firms - state-owned enterprises - while denying the same resources to Chinese private enterprises, forcing them to look for a foreign investor. Second, the inefficient system of state investment planning leads to mismanagement of public enterprises, increasing 'insolvency-induced FDI'. We propose to analyse determinants of FDI in Chinese provinces to test the above hypotheses. We control for traditional determinants of FDI such as market access, labour costs, productivity, infrastructure, reform advances and banking sector size in order to assess the impact of inter-provincial heterogeneity in terms of the access that private enterprises have to credit and the distortive management in state-owned firms.


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2 comments:

jane said...

This paper has a few flaws. How can I find out who wrote it?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, as I said.. This is flawed. How can I find out who wrote this paper?