Venue/地点：Room 501, Jiageng Building 2/嘉庚二号楼501教室
Topic/题目：Exploring the potential determinants of Chinese OFDI towards OBOR nations: an application of gravity model
Speaker/报告人：Waseem Ahmad Khan
Facilitator/主持人：Prof. Jianming YE/叶建明教授
Abstract/摘要：This paper attempts to scrutinize the impact of natural resources, cultural, geographical, and institutional factors on Chinese OFDI toward OBOR signatories by using the Gravity model. The empirical estimates validated a significant positive relationship between China’s and OBOR Partners’ GDP, and the negative influence of geographical distance on Chinese OFDI. Institutional factors (government effectiveness, corruption control, rule of law, voice and accountability, regularity quality) have significant negative, while cultural factors (shared border, common language) have significant positive effect on Chinese OFDI. Also, current findings disclose that the host economy’s natural resources act as key driver for Chinese OFDI in OBOR.
Article URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/16081625.2020.1816184
About the Speaker/报告人简介：Waseem Ahmad Khan, Doctoral candidate enrolled in 2017