Facts and Fallacies about U.S. FDI in China

41 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2007

See all articles by Lee Branstetter

Lee Branstetter

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

C. Fritz Foley

Harvard Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Date Written: August 16, 2007

Abstract

Despite the rapid expansion of U.S.-China trade ties, the increase in U.S. FDI in China, and the expanding amount of economic research exploring these developments, a number of misconceptions distort the popular understanding of U.S. multinationals in China. In this paper, we seek to correct four common misunderstandings by providing a statistical portrait of several aspects of U.S. affiliate activity in the country and placing this activity in its appropriate economic context.

Keywords: China, FDI

JEL Classification: F14, F23, O19, O32

Suggested Citation

Branstetter, Lee and Foley, C. Fritz, Facts and Fallacies about U.S. FDI in China (August 16, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1017384 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1017384

Lee Branstetter

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

C. Fritz Foley (Contact Author)

Harvard Business School ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States
617-495-6375 (Phone)

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
278
Abstract Views
2,131
rank
83,828
PlumX Metrics