Chinese Outward Direct Investment

Chinese Outward Direct Investment (ODI) has surged and Australia has been its largest single ultimate destination over the past half-decade. The East Asia Bureau of Economic Research, in conjunction with Leeds University and the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, has been conducting a project examining Chinese ODI. This project aims to identify the principal characteristics and drivers of Chinese ODI and examine the interaction between Chinese firms and the market and regulatory structures in which they operate in China and invest overseas.

This project has lead to the organisation of several conferences both at the Crawford School at ANU and in partner institutions overseas. Details on the conferences organised are available below:

  1. The Economic and Political Impact of Chinese Overseas Direct Investment, a public forum held at the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business;
  2. Questions on China’s Investment, a public forum held at the Crawford School of Public Policy;
  3. EABER participated in a conference co-hosted by the Brenthurst Foundation and the Australian Security Policy Institute (ASPI) on natural resources and China’s development. The proceedings have been published by ASPI as the special report Fueling the dragon.

EAFQ Chinese ODI This ongoing stream of work has also led to the publication of scholarly articles, including a special issue of China and the World Economy and a series of working papers, available below. The findings of this research and its implications have also been disseminated to a wider public of academics and policy makers through a special issue of our publication, the East Asia Forum Quarterly, titled China’s investment abroad, as well as a series of short articles on the subject on the East Asia Forum.

Other working papers

Cui, Lin Governance role of secondary shareholders: A study of Chinese outward foreign direct investment, EABER working paper series &#8470 77

Hanemann, Thilo & Rosen, Daniel H. Chinese Direct Investment in the United States, EABER working paper series &#8470 78

Hurst, Luke, Yuan, Peter & Findlay, Christopher Chinese direct investment in Australia: public reaction, policy response, investor adaptation, EABER working paper series &#8470 81

Liao, Shuping & Zhang, Yongsheng Strategies for Managing China’s State-owned Foreign Direct Investment, EABER working paper series &#8470 76

McNamee, Terence Competitor, Colonizer or Developer? The Many Faces of China in Africa, EABER working paper series &#8470 79

Wang, Bijun & Huang, Yiping Industry and Ownership Structure of Chinese Overseas Direct Investment, EABER working paper series &#8470 75