题目：ForeignDirect Investment as a Catalyst for Female Educational Attainment: Evidencefrom China
报告人：George S. Chen，澳大利亚新英格兰星河棋牌下载经济学副教授，博士毕业于澳大利亚莫纳什星河棋牌下载，主要研究方向为经济学/计量经济学/社会学学科。
Weexamine the causal influence of foreign direct investment (FDI) on femaleeducational attainment across 30 Chinese provinces during the 1985–2014 period.Using a novel instrumental variable approach, we find FDI to be a keydeterminant for reversing the gender education gap in favor of women. Moreover,we find stronger spatial spillovers in FDI and educational attainment among themale workers than their female counterparts. Intuitively, our resultscontradict the expectation of a boy-preference culture. In practice, ourresults suggest that the Chinese policymakers should continue to embrace FDI asa catalyst for improving female educational attainment, particularly in theinland region.