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Chinese Overseas Foreign Direct Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean Until 2021

Conditions and Reflections

Chinese Overseas Foreign Direct Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean Until 2021

UCLA Pacific World Initiative

Thursday, November 18, 2021
5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Zoom Webinar
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Outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) flows from the People's Republic of China have become a major global topic in the past few years. In 2020, Chinese OFDI accounted for 9.77% of Latin America and the Caribbean FDI, with a clear upward trend for the period 2000-2020. Chinese OFDI in the region generated more than 565,000 jobs between 2000-2020. While most of Chinese OFDI has been concentrated in Argentina and Brazil, since 2017, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru have become the main recipients of these flows.

Speaker: Enrique Dussel Peters has a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Notre Dame (1996). Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) since 1993. Coordinator of the Center for Chinese-Mexican Studies (Cechimex) of the School of Economics at UNAM and of the Academic Network of Latin America and the Caribbean on China (Red ALC- China). Member of Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (level 3). Author of chapters and books on political economy, industrial organization, development, processes of segments of global value chains, and the socioeconomic Latin America and Caribbean-China relationship in Spanish, German, English, Chinese, and Portuguese.

Dussel Peters, Center for China-Mexico Studies, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

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Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Asia Pacific Center, Center for Southeast Asian Studies