External Financial Liberalization and Foreign Debt in China

Laurenceson, James (2002) External Financial Liberalization and Foreign Debt in China. Discussion Paper No 304, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Laurenceson, James
Title External Financial Liberalization and Foreign Debt in China
School, Department or Centre School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Report Number Discussion Paper No 304
Publication date 2002-01-01
Language eng
Subject 340203 Finance Economics
340206 International Economics and International Finance
Abstract/Summary China has not been a large net capital importer during the reform period (1979-present). This is surprising because economic theory predicts it should have been in light of its low capital - labour ratio. One possible explanation with important policy implications is that foreign capital inflows may have been restricted due to the slow pace of external financial liberalization. The empirical analysis conducted in this paper lends support to this hypothesis. However, before policy makers in China can look upon external financial liberalization as a growth-inducing strategy, fiscal reform and greater levels of domestic financial liberalization are first needed.
Keyword Economic development - China
Financial liberalisation - China
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