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Risk perceptions and risk management approaches of Chinese overseas investors: An empirical investigation (2018)
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Ullah, S., Wang, Z., Stokes, P., & Xiao, W. (2019). Risk perceptions and risk management approaches of Chinese overseas investors: An empirical investigation. Research in international business and finance, 47, 470-486. doi:10.1016/j.ribaf.2018.09.008

This paper presents empirical evidence on how Chinese firms perceive and tackle risks associated with their overseas investments. Using a first-hand survey dataset of Chinese firms who invest abroad, we depict variations in (1) the levels of differen... Read More

From one to many central plans: drug advertising inspections and intra-national protectionism in China (2016)
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Eberhardt, M., Wang, Z., & Yu, Z. (2016). From one to many central plans: drug advertising inspections and intra-national protectionism in China. Journal of comparative economics, 44(3), (608-622). doi:10.1016/j.jce.2015.10.012. ISSN 0147-5967

This paper provides the first micro-level evidence for the existence and patterns of intra-national protectionism in China. We demonstrate that drug advertising inspections are used by provincial governments to discriminate against firms from outside... Read More

Volatility and diversification of exports: firm-level theory and evidence (2016)
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Vannoorenberghe, G., Wang, Z., & Yu, Z. (2016). Volatility and diversification of exports: firm-level theory and evidence. European Economic Review, 89(October), (216-247). doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2016.07.002. ISSN 0014-2921

We show using detailed firm-level Chinese data that, among small exporters, firms selling to a more diversified set of countries have more volatile exports, while the opposite holds among large exporters. This a priori surprising result for small fir... Read More

Who gets caught for corruption when corruption is pervasive? Evidence from China’s anti-bribery blacklist (2016)
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Jin, Z., Zhou, L., & Wang, Z. (2017). Who gets caught for corruption when corruption is pervasive? Evidence from China’s anti-bribery blacklist. Applied Economics Letters, 24(4), (258-263). doi:10.1080/13504851.2016.1181826. ISSN 1350-4851

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article empirically investigates why in a corruption-pervasive country only a minority of the firms get caught for bribery while the majority get away with it. By matching manufactu... Read More

Quota restrictions and intra-firm reallocations : evidence from Chinese exports to the US (2016)
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Upward, R., & Wang, Z. (2016). Quota restrictions and intra-firm reallocations : evidence from Chinese exports to the US. Economics letters, 144, (71-74). doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2016.04.025. ISSN 0165-1765

We study how Chinese textile and clothing firms adjusted the product structure of their exports to the US, as triggered by the termination of Multifiber Arrangement (MFA) quotas. We find that the removal of MFA quotas induced firms to expand their pr... Read More

The rise and fall of (Chinese) African apparel exports (2013)
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Rotunno, L., Vézina, P. L., & Wang, Z. (2013). The rise and fall of (Chinese) African apparel exports. Journal of Development Economics, 105, (152-163). doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2013.08.001. ISSN 0304-3878

During the final years of the Multifiber Agreement (2001-2005) the US imposed quotas on Chinese apparel while it gave African apparel duty- and quota-free access. We argue that the combination of these policies led to a rapid but ephemeral rise of Af... Read More

Weighing China's export basket: The domestic content and technology intensity of Chinese exports (2012)
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Upward, R., Wang, Z., & Zheng, J. (2013). Weighing China's export basket: The domestic content and technology intensity of Chinese exports. Journal of comparative economics, 41(2), (527-543). doi:10.1016/j.jce.2012.07.004. ISSN 0147-5967

In this paper we use new, detailed, and comprehensive linked firm-transaction data to measure the domestic content and technology intensity of Chinese exports over the period 2000-2007. We evaluate the extent of value-added in China's exports, using... Read More