2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

The Role of Foreign Direct Investment on International Trade: A Case Study of Vietnam
Thuy T. Do
Dr. Xiaofen Chen, Faculty Mentor

This research analyzes the role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows on international trade for five Asian economies. It investigates whether FDI is a substitute or a complement to international trade. The data for five countries (Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, and China) from 1970 to 2007 are collected and analyzed. The effect seems different across countries. The estimated relationship between FDI and trade flow is positive for Thailand, Korea, and Indonesia. The results for Vietnam and China are mixed. Since there have been very few studies on the progress of Vietnams integration into the world economy in the aspects of FDI and international trade, this paper also attempts to contribute more to the understanding of this topic.

Keywords: International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Vietnam

Topic(s):Economics

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 54-2
Location: MG 2090
Time: 3:00

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