The Impact of FTAs on FDI in Korea

6 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2013 Last revised: 6 Apr 2017

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Chankwon Bae

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Hyeyoon Keum

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Date Written: May 6, 2013

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Bae, Chankwon and Keum, Hyeyoon, The Impact of FTAs on FDI in Korea (May 6, 2013). KIEP Research Paper. World Economy Update 13-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2320947 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2320947

Chankwon Bae (Contact Author)

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Hyeyoon Keum

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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