Foreign Direct Investment And Human Development

Author: Olivier De Schutter
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415535484
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The effect on developing countries of the arrival of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a subject of controversy for decades in the development community. The debate over the relationship between FDI in developing countries and the progress of these countries towards human development is an ongoing and often heated one.Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective combining insights from international investment law, human rights law and economics, this book offers an original contribution to the debate. It explores how improvements...

The Effects Of Foreign Direct Investment On Human Development

Author: Basu Sharma
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Foreign Direct Investment For Development Maximising Benefits Minimising Costs

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264199284
Size: 18,56 MB
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Provides a comprehensive review of the issues related to the impact of FDI on development as well as to the policies needed to maximise the benefits.

The Relationship Between Human Development Exports And Foreign Direct Investments In Emerging Europe

Author: Jan Jakub Michałek
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631625668
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This book brings a completely new dimension into the study of determinants of international trade and foreign direct investment in the Central and Eastern European countries that recently joined the European Union. The main aim of the book is to shed a new light on the role of human development in the open economy context. The book challenges the conventional view that a country's success in the global economy is contingent on restricting expenditures on human development. On the contrary, it is argued that improvements in educational and healthcare systems stimulate international trade and direct investment, while the role of income and gender equality and degree of civil liberties is less clear-cut. The book offers an optimal blend of theory and empirical analysis with practical policy implications.

Human Development Report

Editor: Human Development Report
ISBN: 0195215621
Size: 14,84 MB
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The report ranks 174 countries on quality of life indicators: literacy, wealth, and life expectancy. The report indicates economic inequalities have reached "grotesque" levels.

Foreign Direct Investment Democracy And Development

Author: Indra de Soysa
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134532172
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The effects of globalization on economy and society are highly contested subjects in academic and political arenas. This study brings an empirical perspective to the crucially important arguments that encapsulate the major debates in this area. Using quantitative data, this book addresses the shape and degree of internationalisation by focussing on the impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and democracy on economic development and the effects of economic internationalisation on democracy. The author examines democracy's effects on economic growth and considers the claim that foreign capital has a detrimental effect on democracy to show that FDI in fact plays a supporting role for democracy and creates higher growth rates than domestic capital. From these results the author suggests that policy makers should seek to encourage globalization by ensuring open access to products from poorer countries, encouraging private investment within poorer countries and that such countries should concentrate on building up human and institutional capital to attract investment.

Foreign Direct Investment In Emerging Markets Vietnam And Korea

Author: Roger Ramp
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640320654
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,3, Berlin School of Economics (Hochschule fur Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR) Berlin), course: International Corporate Finance, language: English, comment: I wrote always we, because I worked together with an anonym writer., abstract: Foreign direct investment (FDI) is found almost everywhere in the world today and closely connected to worldwide globalization. Why do enterprises which are suc-cessfully operating in their home market decide on making investments in unknown and more insecure markets? Why do investment destinations have an interest in admitting foreign investors into the economy? Considering that FDI has grown in importance in the global economy in the last decades, obviously there has to be significant advantages for both sides. The World Investment Report (WIR) of UNCTAD reports in their recent publication (2008) high records in FDI flows in the world (UNCTAD 2008a). While developed countries still attract the largest volume of FDI inflows, developing countries possess the highest growth rate in drawing a significant volume of investment into their economy. Transforming and emerging markets in South, East and Southeast Asia particularly showed rapid development of generated inflows and their economies are prospering. China is a famous exam-ple. In our paper, we would like to introduce a not so well-known little tiger - Vietnam - and South Korea, which is after impressive growth in the last decades due to FDI now on its way to becoming an industrialized country. First we will give a short theoretical overview of FDI. We will not analyze all global flows and development of FDI. Our focus lies in the development and framework of FDI in both above-mentioned countries and answering the question which impact did FDI have on their economic development. Therefore follows an especially economical introduction of both countries and then a deeper look into sector

Foreign Direct Investment In Developing Countries Policy Considerations For Sustainable Growth

Author: Yasmin Shoaib
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638562867
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, grade: 1,3, Berlin School of Economics, course: Development Economics, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Developing countries today have to deal with the question of how to increase economic growth. This phenomenon depends on a variety of factors: political, economic and social ones. Due to globalisation, foreign direct investment (FDI) has become an often discussed issue in literature and is seen as a key factor for economic growth by many developing countries by now. But the effects of FDI are not necessarily positive. In this written assignment, the author would like to introduce policies to be conducted in order to maximise the positive effects and to minimise the negative ones. This paper will start with a definition of the terms developing country and foreign direct investment. In the second part, a short introduction in the controversial theories about the impact on economies of developing countries will be presented. In the following, several national and international policy considerations will be introduced. The paper will end with a conclusion.

Education Systems And Foreign Direct Investment

Author: Elise Wendlassida Miningou
Editor: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1475590296
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This paper examines the effect of the efficiency of the education system on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). First, it focuses on the external efficiency and applies a frontier-based measure as a proxy of the ability of countries to optimally convert the average years of schooling into income for individuals. Second, it shows the relationship between the external efficiency of the education system and FDI inflows by applying GMM regression technique. The results show that the efficiency level varies across regions and countries and appears to be driven by higher education and secondary vocational education. Similarly to other studies in the literature, there is no significant relationship between the average years of schooling and FDI inflows. However, this study shows that the external efficiency of the education system is important for FDI inflows. Improving the external efficiency of the education system can play a role in attracting FDI especially in non-resource rich countries, nonlandloked countries and countries in the low and medium human development groups.

Foreign Direct Investment And Poverty Reduction

Author: Michael U. Klein
Editor: World Bank Publications
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In the 1990s, foreign direct investment began to swamp all other cross-border capital flows into developing countries. Does foreign direct investment support sound development? In particular, does it contribute to poverty reduction?