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Inter-provincial income inequality and FDI in China

Servin, Karin LU (2014) EKHR81 20141
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Income inequality in China is a topic widely discussed in the literature. So are
globalization, and the continuous increase in the presence of foreign direct investment on the
world market. This paper uses data from the Chinese statistical yearbooks, to conduct an
empirical analysis, based on panel data, to research if there is a relationship between the
increasing levels of inter-provincial inequality in China, and the presence of foreign direct
investment. The results indicate that the presence of foreign direct investment do influence the
provincial variations in income, as well as China’s Gini coefficient, over the years of 1992 to
2010. These results points at, that the presence of foreign direct investment has a... (More)
Income inequality in China is a topic widely discussed in the literature. So are
globalization, and the continuous increase in the presence of foreign direct investment on the
world market. This paper uses data from the Chinese statistical yearbooks, to conduct an
empirical analysis, based on panel data, to research if there is a relationship between the
increasing levels of inter-provincial inequality in China, and the presence of foreign direct
investment. The results indicate that the presence of foreign direct investment do influence the
provincial variations in income, as well as China’s Gini coefficient, over the years of 1992 to
2010. These results points at, that the presence of foreign direct investment has a negative impact
on the level of inter-provincial inequality in China. (Less)
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author
Servin, Karin LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR81 20141
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
panel data analysis, province, FDI, inequality, China
language
English
id
4779228
date added to LUP
2015-01-26 10:38:17
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2015-01-26 10:38:17
@misc{4779228,
  abstract     = {Income inequality in China is a topic widely discussed in the literature. So are 
globalization, and the continuous increase in the presence of foreign direct investment on the 
world market. This paper uses data from the Chinese statistical yearbooks, to conduct an 
empirical analysis, based on panel data, to research if there is a relationship between the 
increasing levels of inter-provincial inequality in China, and the presence of foreign direct 
investment. The results indicate that the presence of foreign direct investment do influence the 
provincial variations in income, as well as China’s Gini coefficient, over the years of 1992 to 
2010. These results points at, that the presence of foreign direct investment has a negative impact 
on the level of inter-provincial inequality in China.},
  author       = {Servin, Karin},
  keyword      = {panel data analysis,province,FDI,inequality,China},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Inter-provincial income inequality and FDI in China},
  year         = {2014},
}