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Environmental Impact of Foreign vs. Domestic Capital Investment in China

Reprinted from Yang, Brosig, and Chen (2013). John Wiley & Sons, with kind permission from the publisher.

Globalization and the Environment of China

ISBN: 978-1-78441-179-4, eISBN: 978-1-78441-178-7

ISSN: 1574-8715

Publication date: 13 November 2014

Abstract

We compare environmental impacts associated with incoming foreign direct investment versus domestic capital in China. We use aggregate data on Chinese provinces’ economic and pollution indicators to explore the effects of the financial origin of fixed capital. Our simultaneous models consider three prime channels through which these effects work: economic scale, sectoral composition, and pollution intensity. Results show that emissions associated with foreign financed capital are lower than with domestically financed capital for some but not all of the considered types of pollution.

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Yang, B., Brosig, S. and Chen, J. (2014), "Environmental Impact of Foreign vs. Domestic Capital Investment in China

Reprinted from Yang, Brosig, and Chen (2013). John Wiley & Sons, with kind permission from the publisher.

", Globalization and the Environment of China (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 45-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1574-871520140000014003

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