The Impact of FDI on Export Product Quality in China:From the View of Firm Heterogeneous Theory
Li Wei;Lu Huiwen;
This paper applies the customs import and export data and the data base of Chinese industrial from 2000 to 2006. Firstly,based on the microdata,the overall quality of China's export products is measured,and according to different ways,the present situation of China's export products is analyzed. We find that our overall export products quality are rising steadily except in 2002,however for different products,different trade,different export destination,different region and different export enterprise ownership,quality has speeded in some way. Secondly,we establish an econometric model about the influence of FDI on the quality of export products in China and the influence is studied in groups. Study found that: FDI stimulates upgrade on China's overall exports product quality,especially for the enterprises product manufactured goods,located in the three major economic belt,owned by foreigners and the quality of the product is lower than the average,for the production of primary products enterprises,the low level of economic development regions,pure domestic enterprises and product quality is higher than the average level of enterprises,the quality promotion effect is relatively weak,even unable to increase the quality of the products for these industries.