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Policy Competition and Foreign Direct Investment in Europe

ISBN 9781138328013
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
209 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1999, this volume recognised how widespread attention has been given to charting how the global rise in investment flows has caused numerous changes in the operation of economies – such as the globalisation of production and increasing international economic interdependency. Less research has been made on the role of government policy in promoting FDI. This book, based on a report for the OECD Development Centre, examines the rising competition between European governments to attract mobile investment projects and its impact on the use of different policy areas to influence FDI decisions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Philip Raines and Ross Brown. Part I. Policy Context. 2. FDI Approaches in Western Europe. Ross Brown and Philip Raines. 3. FDI Policy Approaches in Central and Eastern Europe. Ewa Helinska-Hughes and Michael Hughes. Part 2. Policy Competition. 4. Financial Incentives. Philip Raines. 5. Incentives Regulation. Fiona Wishlade. 6. Tax Incentives. Fiona Wishlade. 7. Environmental Policies. Keith Clement. 8. Labour Market Regulation. Philip Raines. 9. Conclusions. Philip Raines and Ross Brown.

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