Exports, inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and regional economic growth in China

Haishun Sun, Ashok Parikh

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The relationship between exports and economic growth is strong in developing economies. Both externality effects of exports on the non-exports sector and higher marginal productivity in the exports sector in relation to the non-exports sector play an important role in promoting exports and GDP growth. The underlying theoretical model of FEDER, 1982, is used with the data on the Chinese provinces and it is shown that the economic structure, degree of openness and policy environment have a significant role in the relationship between exports and economic growth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-196
Number of pages10
JournalRegional Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2001


  • Chinese provinces
  • Export growth
  • Externality
  • GDP growth
  • Panel study

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