Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Papers,
Lund University, Department of Economics

No 2011:30: South-South FDI and Development in East Asia

Robert E. Lipsey and Fredrik Sjöholm ()
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Robert E. Lipsey: City University of New York
Fredrik Sjöholm: Department of Economics, Lund University, Postal: Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Box 7082, S-220 07 Lund, Sweden

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; Multinational firms

JEL-codes: F21; F23; O19

34 pages, September 30, 2011

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