Chinese Migrants and their Impact on Homeland Development

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
  • University of Leeds
  • Peking University
  • Hunan University

Abstract

This paper aims to systematically examine the impact of Chinese migrants on the economic activities of indigenous Chinese firms from two dimensions: foreign direct investment (FDI) by ethnic Chinese (ECI) and returnees. Using a unique data set for firms in Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing, we carry out an in‐depth empirical study on the effects of ECI and returnees on indigenous Chinese firms’ productivity, exports and R&D in comparison with the effects of non‐ethnic Chinese FDI. The findings have important policy implications.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2354-2377
Number of pages24
JournalWorld Economy
Volume40
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2017