Centripetal Forces in China ’ s Economic Takeoff

  title={Centripetal Forces in China ’ s Economic Takeoff},
  • Published 2002
This paper uses provincial time series data from the People’s Republic of China to empirically investigate two propositions relating to economic development: (i) that economic takeoff—or an acceleration in economic growth—is associated with inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI), possibly through technological transfer; and (ii) that takeoff is accompanied, at least in the short term, by widening income inequality. The results indicate that FDI flows have increased the rate of convergence… CONTINUE READING
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