Title

Economic determinants of inter- and intra-FDI in East Asia

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

China Economic Policy Review

Publication Date

12-1-2013

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

1

Last Page

13

Keywords

East Asia, Southeast Asia, foreign direct investment, multinational corporations, regional trade

Abstract

The authors searched for economic determinants of bilateral foreign direct investment (FDI) in 15 East and Southeast Asian economies between 1990 and 2005. Estimation results from a gravity model using market access, comparative advantage and policy-driven incentives as variables suggest that multinational companies inside and outside the region had dissimilar FDI incentives and concerns regarding relative factor costs, import duties, geographic distance, and language. In addition, the results suggest a positive relationship between increased regional trade and FDI in East and Southeast Asia.

DOI

10.1142/S1793969013500088

Print ISSN

17939690

E-ISSN

17939704

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Recommended Citation

Hwang, H.-C., & Seade, J. (2013). Economic determinants of inter- and intra-FDI in East Asia. China Economic Policy Review, 2(2), 1-13. doi: 10.1142/S1793969013500088