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Ethnic Chinese networks and international investment: evidence from inward FDI in China
This paper studies the role of business and social networks in international investment by examining the effects of ethnic Chinese networks on foreign direct investment (FDI) in China. AfterExpand
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Regional industrial growth: evidence from Chinese industries
Abstract This paper examines several theories of regional industrial development in the case of China. It studies regional factors representing three broadly defined sources of regional growth:Expand
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Foreign direct investment and growth under economic integration
  • T. Gao
  • Economics
  • 1 September 2005
Abstract This paper studies foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth in a two-country endogenous growth model. Starting with a core-periphery steady state in the world, the model showsExpand
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The impact of foreign trade and investment reform on industry location: the case of China
The open-door policy adopted in China, through its preferential treatments that consistently favour south-east coastal provinces, has resulted in the geographic concentration of foreign trade andExpand
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Foreign direct investment from developing Asia: some distinctive features
Abstract This paper finds that, compared to foreign direct investment (FDI) from developed OECD countries, FDI from East and Southeast Asian developing economies exhibits several distinctiveExpand
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Foreign Direct Investment in China: How Big are the Roles of Culture and Geography?
I assess the importance of geography and cultural ties in foreign direct investment in China. Using an estimated gravity model to construct predicted FDI stocks in China for 1997 from major sourceExpand
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FDI, openness and income
  • T. Gao
  • Economics
  • 1 September 2004
This is an empirical study of the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on income. It presents cross-country evidence that inward FDI is positively correlated with income. In addition, anExpand
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Labor quality and the location of foreign direct investment: Evidence from China
Abstract In this paper I examine the effect of labor quality on the location of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China. I use recent data on Chinese provincial FDI by source economy and find thatExpand
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Trade costs, international production shifting, and growth
  • T. Gao
  • Economics
  • 1 February 2007
Abstract In this paper I present a North–South endogenous growth model in which the impact of globalization on production location and growth can be analyzed. In the model the skilled-labor abundantExpand
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Multinational activity and country characteristics in OECD countries
This article uses data on multinational activity in OECD countries to test three alternative models of multinational production: the vertical multinational firm model the horizontal multinationalExpand
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