Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Trade

Author/Editor:

Gabrielle Lipworth ; Tamim Bayoumi

Publication Date:

August 1, 1997

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We examine the relationship between Japanese FDI outflows, domestic and foreign fixed investment, and the exchange rate. The results indicate that aggregate FDI outflows have been driven by investment in Japan and the exchange rate, while the geographic distribution of such investment has been influenced by foreign economic conditions. We also find that FDI outflows have a temporary impact on exports but a permanent effect on imports. We find no evidence that behavior with respect to East Asia differs from that with respect to North America or Europe.

Series:

Working Paper No. 97/103

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451948165/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1031997

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

35

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