Foreign direct investment and exports : the experiences of Vietnam

Nguyen, Thanh Xuan and Xing, Yuping 2008, Foreign direct investment and exports : the experiences of Vietnam, Economics of transition, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 183-197.

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Title Foreign direct investment and exports : the experiences of Vietnam
Author(s) Nguyen, Thanh Xuan
Xing, Yuping
Journal name Economics of transition
Volume number 16
Issue number 2
Start page 183
End page 197
Total pages 15
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008-04
ISSN 0967-0750
1468-0351
Keyword(s) F14
F23
FDI
exports
gravity
Vietnam
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective 910302 Trade Assistance and Protection
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033049

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