Foreign Direct Investment and Exports the Experiences of Vietnam

15 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2008

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Nguyen Thanh Xuan

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Yuqing Xing

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Abstract

We examined the implementation statuses of a total of 5,919 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects approved by the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment since 1988, and compiled a database of actually disbursed FDI in Vietnam. The database covers FDI flows into Vietnam from 23 countries from 1990 to 2004. Using the data, we analyzed the impact of FDI on the exports of Vietnam with gravity equations. The empirical results demonstrate that FDI is one of the major factors driving the rapid export growth of Vietnam. It has significantly facilitated the expansion of Vietnam's exports to FDI source countries. In particular, the empirical analysis shows that a 1 percent increase in FDI inflows will be expected to give rise to a 0.13 percent increase in Vietnam's exports to these countries.

Suggested Citation

Xuan, Nguyen Thanh and Xing, Yuqing, Foreign Direct Investment and Exports the Experiences of Vietnam. Economics of Transition, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 183-197, April 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1105994 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0351.2008.00321.x

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