Managing International Political Risk / Edition 1

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Managing International Political Risk analyzes the changing nature of threats to international investment in the "BEMs" - Big Emerging Markets - such as China, Brazil, Russia, Pakistan, India, Venezuela, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The book examines the strategies developed by investors and lenders to deal with political risk in large oil, mining, and private infrastructure projects. The book provides essential reading for international business and corporate finance classes in business schools and economics departments. It offers valuable insights and practical advice for international corporations, banks, investment funds, and insurers as they search for methods to manage political risk in the contemporary period.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book analyzes the 'new' political risks throughly andintelligently and fills a large gap in hte literature." StephenJ. Kobrin, Director, Louder Institute, Wharton

"A practical guide to assessing, mititgating, and transferringpolitical risks showing how novel deal structures and innovativeuse of financial markets can take the place of explicitguarantees." Donald Lessard, Sloan School of Management

"'Must' reading for anyone involved in international investmentas corporate executive, as a government policymaker, or as astudent." Geza Feketekuty, Director, Center for Trade andCommercial Diplomacy, Monterey Institute

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631208808
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/26/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Theodore H. Moran is Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy at Georgetown University. The author of some 60 articles and 11 books on trade, technology and investment issues, Dr. Moran has served as Senior Advisor for Economics on the Policy Planning Staff at the US Department of State. He has been a consultant for more than two decades to corporations, governments and multilateral agencies on investment strategy, business-government negotiations and political risk management. A Harvard PhD, he has taught at Harvard, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, the International Law Institute and the Colorado School of Mines. He currently supervises the recruitment and training of Pew Fellows from Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union (especially Central Asian republics), Mongolia, China and Vietnam in investment promotion and market reform.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I The Changing Nature of Political Risk
Overview 7
1 God and Fair Competition: Does the Foreign Direct Investor Face Still Other Risks in Emerging Markets? 15
2 Trends in Political Risk for Corporate Investors 44
3 Political Risk: A Realistic View Toward Assessment, Quantification, and Mitigation 57
II Lessons in the Management of International Political Risk from the Natural Resource and Private Infrastructure Sectors
Overview 70
4 Lessons in the Management of Political Risk: Infrastructure Projects (A Legal Perspective) 85
5 Progress in Privatizing Infrastructure in Emerging Markets 109
6 Rating Debt Issues Secured by Offshore Receivables 112
7 Challenges in the Financing of International Oil Operations 120
8 New Forms of Protection for International Infrastructure Investors 125
III Political Risk Insurance as a Tool to Manage International Political Risk
Overview 139
9 A Perspective on Political Risk Insurance 148
10 The Future of Private Political Risk Insurance 169
11 Political Risk Insurance, International Banks, and Other International Lenders 173
12 The Challenges of Aggregation, Bad Faith/Bad Credit, and Public/Private Sector Cooperation 179
Index 184
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