The Impact of FTAs on FDI in Korea
6 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2013 Last revised: 6 Apr 2017
Date Written: May 6, 2013
This study sheds light on the effects of FTAs on outward and inward FDI in Korea. It finds that there has been an upsurge in overseas investments made by Korea through the FTAs. The FTAs have encouraged vertical investments in developing countries as cheap manufacturing bases and horizontal investments in the services sectors of developed countries. This study also shows that the FTAs have stimulated inward FDI to Korea, mainly from high-income partners.
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