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Title 'Advantages' and 'Disadvantages' of FDI Policy Instruments. Working Paper
Abstract This paper delineates and discusses the growing number of factors and variables, which constitute the core of FDI policy instruments. It does so within the new context of the FDI regime and its requisite policy intervention. The range of factors and variables, their FDI elasticities and implications for policy craft as well as the policy dimensions, and array of FDI regulatory, and incentive, measures, trade policies and trade related investment measures are depicted. The relative advantages and disadvantages of policy instruments are viewed through the lens of policy coherence and 'fit' - in spatial sequencing and switching terms - with a country's evolving economic and temporary circumstances and conditions. The need for powerful policy research and analysis is emphasised.
Date 2005
Language(s) English
Pages 31 pages
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