Fdi In China Essay

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Business Administration, College of Dissertations and Theses from the College of Business Administration University of Nebraska - Lincoln Year  Three Essays on FDI in China Mingming Pan University of Nebraska - Lincoln, pheoby 1117@hotmail.com This paper is posted at DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/businessdiss/20 THREE ESSAYS ON FDI IN CHINA by Mingming Pan A DISSERTATION Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Major: Economics Under the Supervision of Professor Hendrik Van den Berg Lincoln, Nebraska May, 2011 THREE ESSAYS ON FDI IN CHINA Mingming Pan, Ph.D. University of Nebraska, 2011 Adviser: Hendrik Van den Berg Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has contributed a great deal to China’s extraordinary growth by injecting capital into the economy, creating jobs, transferring technology and knowledge, enhancing trade, bringing in competition for local enterprises, improving the quality of local labor and intermediate goods suppliers, and connecting China’s gradually opening economy to the global market. For over a decade, China has been the second largest recipient of inward FDI in the world behind the United States. In 2009, China received $95 billion, which is 8.5% of the world’s total. However, the large amount of inward FDI has been unevenly distributed across Chinese provinces, with around 80% annual inward FDI flowing into the coastal region of China. Central authorities of China have been making efforts in directing FDI from the eastern coast to farther inland. This dissertation analyzes the regional determinants of FDI inflows into Chinese provinces and intends to fill certain gaps in the literature and provide new directions in this strand of research.

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