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Foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a key ingredient for developing economies to participate in the global trade system. We measure the impact of FDI on economic growth in Asian economies and discuss policies for maximizing the impacts of FDI. In "Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment", a Hinrich Foundation-commissioned book by Professor Michael J. Enright, we take a closer look at the impact of FDI on China’s economic development.

Our FDI experts & contributors

Get access to proven experience and fresh thinking in cross-border trade, policy and business. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.

Stephen Olson

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Sustainable trade
Trade negotiations
Free trade agreements
Tariffs & non-tariff barriers

Song Gao

Co-CEO and Head of Research, PRC Macro

Areas of expertise

Chinese politics
China’s economic policy
US-China relations

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Monetary policy
Political economy

David Dollar

Senior fellow, John L Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

Lauren Kyger

Digital Content Manager, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
Foreign direct investment
Digital trade

Simon J. Evenett

Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director, University of St. Gallen

Areas of expertise

International trade policy
National competition law
Economic development

Johannes Fritz

CEO, St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade

Michael Enright

Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong

Areas of expertise

Foreign direct investment
Impacts of trade
US-China trade
Greater Bay Area

Andrea Durkin

Editor-in-Chief, TradeVistas

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
Tariffs and trade barriers

Scott Miller

Senior Adviser, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, CSIS

Bruce Hirsh

Principal and Founder, Tailwind Global Strategies LLC