Testing technology spillovers of FDI: a stochastic frontier approach

Sun, Sizhong (2009) Testing technology spillovers of FDI: a stochastic frontier approach. The Empirical Economics Letters, 8 (9). .

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This article examines the technology spillover of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Gansu China, using the stochastic frontier approach. Following a general to specific estimation strategy, we find that FDI does positively affect domestic firms’ technical efficiency if it is measured in terms of FDI invested firms’ output/employment share in the industry. In addition, firms’ R&D expense appears to play a positive role in the scale of the spillover, which however shall be interpreted with caution as it is not robust to hypothesis tests.

Item ID: 8560
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1681- 8997
Keywords: technology spillovers; FDI; stochastic frontier model; China
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Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010 05:48
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910210 Production @ 100%
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