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The effect of foreign investment on the real estate industry in China

The effect of foreign investment on the real estate industry in China

Jiang, Dianchun, Chen, Jean Jinghan and Isaac, David (1998) The effect of foreign investment on the real estate industry in China. Urban Studies, 35 (11). pp. 2101-2110. ISSN 0042-0980 (Print), 1360-063X (Online) (doi:10.1080/0042098984024)

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Abstract

This paper discusses the development of real estate industry in China in recent years. It argues that Hayek's theory of economic fluctuations can help to explain the contraction of the real estate market in 1994 in China as a whole. However, as a theory of the closed economy, Hayek's theory is found to be no longer robust when applied to cities where there is heavy foreign direct investment, such as Shanghai. We believe that it is the foreign direct investment that is making the real estate industry in Shanghai perform well, despite the government's tight monetary policy and the contraction of the industry in other parts of the country over the same period. The paper also argues that, while most foreign investment in real estate is classified as direct investment, it is very different from 'typical' foreign direct investment except in form and in fact shares most of the characteristics of portfolio investment. Foreign direct investment in real estate reflects the imperfections of China's capital markets.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign investment, real estate, China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:15
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5922

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