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Topic: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of Foreign Direct Investment with particular reference to any one low-income country of your choice.
ECOP1003 - International Economy and Finance
5 Pages • Essays / Projects • Year: Pre-2020
The impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) continues to be debated in the field of political economy. FDI, investment in the form of the ownership of assets in one country by an entity based in another country (Cohen 2005), has consistently been considered as positive. Advantages including technological advancements, managerial skills and capital stocks, directly contributing to a host nation’s economy. Nevertheless, many developing countries concerned that foreign direct investment would expose their county in some kind of modern day economic colonialism, which result in foreign companies’ exploitations. In this study, China is the focus country as China has growingly been a major recipient of FDI since its open-up in 1978. The country has achieved rapid economic growth with an average rate over 9% between 1978-2005, the fastest sustained expansion of a major economy in history—and has lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty (World Bank 2017). The achievement seems to attribute much to foreign direct investment. This essay asserts that the benefits of FDI outweigh the negatives for the national strength while the disadvantages cause more harm on the individual level in the case of China. The first section elaborate on the main focus of the positive side in this essay, which is productivity growth. Then, the second section considers a set of factors from negative sides including impacts on local businesses, wealth disparity and worker exploitation. The last but not least, the third section analyse two minor perspectives, which are national employment and trading expansion.
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