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Foreign direct investment and trade: The case of Vietnam

Sajid Anwar () and Lan Phi Nguyen

Research in International Business and Finance, 2011, vol. 25, issue 1, 39-52

Abstract: By making use of a gravity model, this paper examines the impact of FDI on exports, imports and net export of Vietnam. The empirical analysis presented in this paper is based on a recently released panel dataset involving Vietnam's 19 major trading partners for the period 1990-2007. The paper also considers the impact of FDI on trade during three sub-periods: the pre-Asian financial crisis, the post-Asian financial crisis and during the Asian financial crisis period. The empirical analysis reveals that a complementary relationship exists between FDI and exports and FDI and imports. While the impact of FDI on net-exports is insignificant during the full sample period, a significant positive relationship exists between net-exports and FDI in the post-Asian financial crisis period.

Keywords: Foreign; direct; investment; Vietnam; Asian; financial; crisis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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