Exporting National Champions: Chinaʼs OFDI Lending in Comparative Perspective

3:30 pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Eilts Room, Department of International Relations | 154 Bay State Road, 2nd Floor
Scholars have compared Chinaʼs liberalization, inward FDI attraction, and export promotion policies to those of its “Asian Miracle” predecessors to assess China as a ʻdevelopmental state.ʼ We build on that literature by drawing a new but similar comparison: the extent to which Chinese development banks have financed the globalization of Chinaʼs ʻnational championʼ firms. We focus on the role of state finance in promoting Chinaʼs outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in comparative perspective. || Sponsored by BU Latin American Studies Program and BU Center for the Study of Asia