A Study on the Spatial Effect of FDI on Regional Economic Growth: Empirical Test Based on the Dynamic Space Panel Model



The panel data of 30 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government) from 1998 to 2017 are adopted, and the data are from China Science and Technology Statistical Yearbook and China Statistical Yearbook. Based on the dynamic space panel measurement model, the space spillover effect of FDI (foreign direct investment) on domestic economic growth is studied. The results show that FDI not only promotes the economic growth of the province, but also has a spatial spillover effect on the neighboring provinces. In addition, both the static and dynamic spatial panel models show that there is a significant positive spatial correlation between foreign direct investment and the provinces, and there is a spatial dependence between the neighboring provinces. This provides a preliminary theoretical basis for the rational utilization of foreign direct investment, optimize the spatial distribution of foreign investment and promote regional economic growth.


Export; Investment; Consumption; Economic growth; Dynamic panel model

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/13389


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