Department of Economics

Chenghao Fan

Key information

Department of Economics PhD Student in Economics
BA (HPU, China), MSc (Sheffield)
Email address
Thesis title
The Determinants of Chinese Outward FDI in EU.
Internal Supervisors
Dr Dic Lo


My research investigates the determinants of Chinese manufacturing OFDI in the European Union, with a focus on the automotive, ICT, and machinery sectors.

Case studies of Germany and Hungary are conducted to validate the findings and explore the significance of technology seeking and market seeking as key drivers for Chinese OFDI in the EU. The research contributes to understanding the dynamics of Chinese investment in Europe and provides insights for policymakers and businesses.

Research interests

  • OFDI
  • New Normal
  • China

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