Facts and Fallacies about U.S. FDI in China

41 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2007  

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)

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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 )

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C. Fritz Foley (Contact Author)

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