Foreign Direct Investment and Development:The New Policy Agenda for Developing Countries and Economies in Transition

Foreign Direct Investment and Development:The New Policy Agenda for Developing Countries and Economies in Transition

by Theodore H. H. Moran, Theodore H. Moran
     
 

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown dramatically and is now the largest and most stable source of private capital for developing countries and economies in transition, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all those flows. In one of the most comprehensive studies on FDI in two decades, Theodore Moran synthesizes evidence drawn from a wealth of case literature to… See more details below

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown dramatically and is now the largest and most stable source of private capital for developing countries and economies in transition, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all those flows. In one of the most comprehensive studies on FDI in two decades, Theodore Moran synthesizes evidence drawn from a wealth of case literature to assess policies toward FDI in developing countries and economies in transition. His focus is on investment promotion, domestic-content mandates, export-performance requirements, joint-venture requirements, and technology-licensing mandates. The study demonstrates that there is indeed a large, energetic, and vital role for host authorities to play in designing policies toward FDI, but that the needed actions differ substantially from conventional wisdom on the topic. Dr. Moran offers a pathbreaking agenda for host governments, aimed at maximizing the benefits they can obtain from FDI while minimizing the dangers, and suggests how they might best pursue this agenda. Foreign Direct Investment and Development is an excellent textbook for courses in trade, development, and international political economy.

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Explores three related issues of foreign direct investment (FDI) from the point of view of the host country: benefits and risks; the effectiveness of international markets in providing FDI to developing countries; and the kinds of policies that allow countries to capture the benefits and avoid the risks of FDI. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881322583
Publisher:
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.43(d)

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