DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL CAPITAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://surface.syr.edu/etd/830
Author(s):
Xiong, Tingting
Tags:
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs); Developed and Developing Countries; Extensive and Intensive Margins of Exports; Financial Vulnerability; Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); International Trade; Social and Behavioral Sciences
thesis / dissertation description
This dissertation aims to explore the dynamics of foreign direct investment (FDI) and international trade. The first chapter attempts to explore the linkage between FDI and exports by examining its relationship with over 140 countries from 2001 to 2006. The second chapter investigates the effect of FDI on the product extensive and intensive margins of exports while considering bilateral investment treaties (BITs) as an investment liberalization policy in order to address and reduce the endogeneity concern between FDI and exports in the literature. The third chapter further investigates the effect of BITs on the extensive and intensive margins of exports using a disaggregate dataset of 190 countries and 27 sectors from 1988 to 2006. All three chapters together show that the linkage between FDI and exports varies between developed and developing countries, between extensive and intensive margins of exports as well as across industries with different financial vulnerability.