South-South FDI and Development in East Asia

34 Pages Posted: 3 May 2012

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Robert E. Lipsey

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) at New York (Deceased)

Fredrik Sjöholm

Lund University School of Economics and Management; Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Date Written: October 6, 2011

Abstract

This paper attempts to measure the size of South-South FDI in developing East Asia and the trends in it, and the characteristics of the investing countries and the investments themselves. It also summarizes the findings of studies in individual countries of the effects of these investments. The studies of individual countries will be used to try to find some consensus on differences between South-South FDI and North-South FDI. Among the comparisons of the two types of FDI we try to summarize are be findings about their industrial composition, their effects on their host countries and their host-country firms’ productivity, wages, and employment, and how these differ across industries.

Keywords: FDI, East Asia, South-South, Economic development

JEL Classification: F21, F23, O19

Suggested Citation

Lipsey, Robert E. and Sjöholm, Fredrik, South-South FDI and Development in East Asia (October 6, 2011). IFN Working Paper No. 885. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2050384 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2050384

Robert E. Lipsey

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) at New York (Deceased)

Fredrik Sjöholm (Contact Author)

Lund University School of Economics and Management ( email )

P.O Box 7080
Lund
Sweden

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) ( email )

Box 55665
Grevgatan 34, 2nd floor
Stockholm, SE-102 15
Sweden

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