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What determines Chinese outward FDI?

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig

No 3, CMI Working Papers from CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute), Bergen, Norway

Abstract: Chinese outward foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased substantially in recent years. Though this has generated considerable interest in the motivations and drivers of Chinese investment abroad, there have been few systematic empirical studies of these questions. This paper performs an econometric analysis of the host country determinants of Chinese outward FDI in the period 2003-2006. The focus is in particular on institutional and natural resource-related determinants, and their interaction. We find that Chinese outward FDI is attracted to large markets, and to countries with a combination of large natural resources and poor institutions. Disaggregation shows that the former effect is related to OECD countries, whereas the latter interaction effect holds for non-OECD countries.

Keywords: FDI; China; Institutions; Natural; resources (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19 pages
Date: 2009
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