Chinese migrants and their impact on homeland development
journal contributionposted on 17.10.2016, 14:05 by Yingqi Wei, Xiaohui Liu, Jiangyong Lu, Jingjing Yang
This paper aims to systematically examine the impact of Chinese migrants on the economic activities of indigenous Chinese firms from two dimensions: foreign direct investment (FDI) by ethnic Chinese (ECI) and returnees. Using a unique dataset for firms in Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing, we carry out an in-depth empirical study on the effects of ECI and returnees on indigenous Chinese firms’ productivity, exports and R&D in comparison with the effects of non-ethnic Chinese FDI. The findings have important policy implications
Financial support from the Economic and Social Research Council (RES-238-25-0027) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (#71172020) is gratefully acknowledged.
- Business and Economics