Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment for Development

Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment for Development

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Is foreign direct investment good for development? Moving beyond the findings of his previous book Does Foreign Direct Investment Promote Development? (CGD and IIE, 2005), Theodore H. Moran presents surprisingly good a€”and startlingly bad a€”news. The good news highlights how foreign direct investment can make a contribution to development significantly more powerful and more varied than conventional measurements indicate. The bad news reveals that foreign direct investment can also distort host economies and polities with consequences substantially more adverse than critics and cynics have imagined.This book rigorously examines the principal controversies and debates about FDI in manufacturing and assembly, extractive industries, and infrastructure, in light of new evidence and analysis. Written in engaging prose, it identifies how developed and developing countries, multilateral lending agencies, and civil society can work in concert to harness foreign direct investment to promote the growth and welfare of developing countries.... and other precision aircraft parts) and Toyota (to assemble truck beds for Tacoma pickups).52 Both reported being drawn by the high productivity of semiskilled Mexican labor. ... During the 2001a€“03 period, Mexico was able to draw on one of the most innovative and ... Telecommunication service was trailing the new generation of links between the United States and Asia in price and quality. To remainanbsp;...

Title:Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment for Development
Author: Theodore H. Moran
Publisher:CGD Books - 2006

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