Tiffany Fuller

Mentor: Dr. Dr. Amanda Phalin
College of Warrington College of Business Administration
"I am extremely interested in learning more about international business practices and international economics. The University Scholar's Program will allow me to expand my knowledge on topics that I am curious about as well as gain a deeper understanding of the research process. I also find that being able to work closely with a professor will provide a valuable learning experience."





Research Interests

  • International Economics
  • International Business
  • Finance

Academic Awards

  • Warrington College of Business Administration's Dean's List
  • University Scholar's Program
  • Florida Academic Scholar


  • Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society
  • Student Finance Group


  • March of Dimes
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Grace Marketplace

Hobbies and Interests

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Painting
  • Video Games

Research Description

China in the U.S.: The Impact of China's Foreign Direct Investment in the United States on America’s Economy
For the past 30 years, China has demonstrated incredibly rapid economic growth and maintained its position as the fastest growing economy in the world; however, recently its growth has begun to plateau. Although China’s economic growth is slowing, it recently started to become increasingly involved in outward foreign direct investments (FDI). Specifically, one of its targets for investing is the United States. Of the five major emerging countries (BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), China is the number one investor in the United States. It more than tripled its investments in the U.S. from 2011 to 2012 and, additionally, more than doubled that from 2012 to 2013. I would like to delve deeper into China's motivations in becoming more interested in U.S. markets, as well as the impact that China's foreign direct investments in the United States has had on the American economy.