Foreign direct investment and productivity spillovers : is China different?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1675–1682
Journal / PublicationApplied Economics Letters
Issue number20
Online published16 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019


Drawing on a unique dataset from 41 studies on foreign direct investment productivity spillovers in China, our prime objective is to estimate spillover effects accounting for publication bias using meta-regression analysis. Robust to different specifications, we find that the publication bias-corrected horizontal/backward/forward spillover effects are consistently positive and economically significant. Interestingly, our findings show that China gains more horizontal and backward spillover effects than the average world.

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  • Foreign direct investment, meta-regression analysis, productivity spillover effects, publication bias

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