Quotation Abeliansky, Ana Lucia, Martinez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada. 2019. The relationship between the Chinese ‘going out’ strategy and international trade. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal. 13




This study is the first to estimate a system of simultaneous gravity equations for Chinese exports, imports and foreign direct investment (FDI) using a sample of 167 countries over the period 2003–2012. The main results indicate that trade and outward FDI are complementary. In particular, the authors show that outward Chinese FDI is related to higher exports and imports and that China trades more with countries hosting Chinese FDI. Results are also robust to the use of instrumental variables. Therefore, Chinese investment seems to foster trade.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title The relationship between the Chinese ‘going out’ strategy and international trade
Volume 13
Year 2019
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2019-21
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2019-21/html


Abeliansky, Ana Lucia (Details)
Martinez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada (Department of Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany, and Institute of International Economics, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain, Germany)
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