Chinese contractors in developing countries
Catherine Co ()
Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 2014, vol. 150, issue 1, 149-171
This paper uses turnover data from Chinese contracted projects in as many as 87 low and lower middle income countries from 1998 to 2009. Economic fundamentals motivate Chinese contractor presence in developing countries as their revenues are positively associated with countries’ per capita income and expected growth. All else equal, contractor project revenues are higher in countries with stronger political rights regimes. Moreover, the estimated positive effect of improvements in political freedom is largest among countries with high fuel endowment, but lowest among countries with high ores and metals endowments. Conclusions relating Chinese contractor activities, perceptions on the level corruption, and resource endowment among sub-Saharan African countries must remain tentative as the estimated relationships are sensitive to the corruption indices used. Copyright Kiel Institute 2014
Keywords: Infrastructure; Natural resources; China; Sub-Saharan Africa; F50; F23; O53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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