Export Destination, Product Quality, and Margins of Chinese Products in the International Markets


Grant Data
Project Title
Export Destination, Product Quality, and Margins of Chinese Products in the International Markets
Principal Investigator
Dr Zhang, Hongsong   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Li Shengyu   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-07-01
Completion Date
2018-06-30
Amount
339000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Product Quality, Productivity, Export Destination, Margin, Trade Liberalization
Discipline
Economics
Panel
Business Studies (B) (under H Panel before 2011/12)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17503115
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2) To examine how product quality differs both across firms in the domestic and export markets. 3) To investigate how past export experience and other investments affect product quality. 4) To understand firms’ dynamic decisions on investments in R&D and advertisement in order to improve productivity and (perceived) product quality. 5) To apply this model to examine the product quality, productivity, and export performance of Chinese firms, and to provide a micro-based guideline for Chinese firms and policy makers to improve the serious quality concern of Chinese products in the international markets.