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The Role of FDI, Exports and Spillover Effects in the Regional Development of China


Zhang, Q and Felmingham, BS, The Role of FDI, Exports and Spillover Effects in the Regional Development of China, The Journal of Development Studies, 38, (4) pp. 157-178. ISSN 0022-0388 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00220380412331322451


The objective of this analysis is to assess the impacts of export expansion, inward FDI, domestic investment and labour on the growth of China's Eastern, Central and Western regions using panel data over the period 1984 to 1998. A major contribution of the study is its tests for the presence of interregional spillover effects. The study indicates that both inward FDI and domestic investment stimulate growth in all three regions and for the PRC as a whole and that export expansion stimulates the growth of the PRC, Eastern and Central China, but not the West. Labour enhances the growth of the more traditional Western region, but not the more capital intensive Eastern seaboard or the PRC in its entirely. Finally, output growth spills over from the East to Western and Central China and from the Central area to Western China. These results are fully explained in the text.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Economic development policy
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Macroeconomics
Objective Field:Macroeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zhang, Q (Ms Qing Zhang)
UTAS Author:Felmingham, BS (Dr Bruce Felmingham)
ID Code:25460
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:58
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2003-05-29

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