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Promoting and Managing International Investment

Towards an Integrated Policy Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by J. Anthony VanDuzer, Patrick Leblond


288 pages

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This book provides an overview of international investment policy and policy-making drawing upon perspectives from law, economics, international business and political science.

International investment is a complex phenomenon with significant effects worldwide. Developing effective policies and strategies to attract investment in sufficient quantities and marshal it to contribute to sustainable development is a critical challenge for governments at all levels. The book’s interdisciplinary approach provides fresh insights into the mix of policy options available to governments seeking investment to support their country’s (or region’s) development. As well as identifying ways to effectively design, implement and assess policies to attract foreign investment, it explores how to manage foreign investment’s effects. Various dimensions of international investment policy are discussed, including: benefits and costs (economic, environmental, social and political) of foreign investment, the significance of global value chains, state-owned enterprises and sovereign wealth funds, and the role of tax policy, investment promotion and policy advocacy, location branding, investment treaties, and national security considerations.

Through its contributions to a new inter-disciplinary understanding of international investment policy-making, this book will benefit students and scholars working in areas such as international business, international economic law, international economics, development economics, international development and international political economy as well as being a valuable resource for policy-makers.

Table of Contents


List of acronyms

List of contributors



Chapter 1 Introduction to International Investment Policy and Rationale for an Interdisciplinary Approach

J Anthony VanDuzer, Patrick Leblond, and Stephen Gelb

Section I - International Investment’s Changing Context

Chapter 2 Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in the 21st Century

Ari Van Assche

Chapter 3 Actors, Institutions, and Policy in Host Countries

Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer

Chapter 4 State-Owned Enterprises and Sovereign Wealth Funds: An Economic Assessment

Steven Globerman, Phillip Hensyel, and Daniel Shapiro

Section II: Promoting International Investment

Chapter 5 The Economics of Foreign Direct Investment and International Investment Agreements

Eugene Beaulieu and Kelly O’Neill

Chapter 6 Attracting Foreign Direct Investment: Location Branding and Marketing

Leila Hamzaoui Essoussi, Nicolas Papadopoulos, and Alia El Banna

Chapter 7 FDI Policy Advocacy and Investor Targeting

Matthew Durban

Chapter 8 Tax Competition as an Investment Promotion Tool

Allison Christians and Marco Garofalo

Section III: Managing foreign investment

Chapter 9 National Security and the Political Economy of International Investment Policy

Patrick Leblond and Sébastien Labrecque

Chapter 10 International Investment Agreements

Lukas Vanhonnaeker

Chapter 11 Investor-State Dispute Settlement

J Anthony VanDuzer and Patrick Dumberry

Chapter 12 Social and Environmental Issues in Foreign Direct Investment: A Legal and Policy Perspective

Lorenzo Cotula

Section 3 - Conclusion

Chapter 13 Moving Beyond Disciplinary Silos: Toward an Integrated Approach to International Investment Policy

J Anthony VanDuzer, Patrick Leblond, and Stephen Gelb

About the Editors

J Anthony VanDuzer is a Professor and Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in the Common Law Section, as well as an Adjunct Research Professor at the Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Previously, he was Vice Dean of Research at the University of Ottawa He has also taught at the Queen’s University International Studies Centre in England, the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Germany and the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He was a Member of the Academic Advisory Council to Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade from 2002 to 2006. Professor VanDuzer has written widely on investment and trade in services issues and participated in technical assistance projects in these areas in transition and developing economies around the world. His most recent previous book on investment law is J. Anthony VanDuzer, Penelope Simons and Graham Mayeda, Integrating Sustainable Development into International Investment Agreements: A Guide for Developing Country Negotiators (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2013).

Patrick Leblond is CN – Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Research Associate at CIRANO, and Affiliated Professor of International Business at HEC Montréal. Dr. Leblond is an expert on economic governance and policy with a particular focus on Canada, North America and Europe. He has published extensively on financial and monetary integration, banking regulation, international trade and business-government relations. He is the co-editor, with Demosthenes Ioannou and Arne Niemann, of European Integration in Times of Crisis: Theoretical Perspectives (Routledge, 2016). Prior to moving to Ottawa, he taught international business at HEC Montréal and was director of the Réseau économie internationale (REI) at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales de l’Université de Montréal (CERIUM). Before embarking on his academic career, he worked in accounting and auditing for Ernst & Young as well as in corporate finance and strategy consulting for Arthur Andersen & Co. and SECOR Consulting.

About the Series

Routledge Research in International Economic Law

The growing integration of the world economy and resulting increases in cross-border economic exchanges has been accompanied by the rapid growth of law and regulation governing these interactions. This series presents cutting-edge research in international economic law, offering fresh perspectives on what is a fast developing field.

The series surveys the key areas of international economic law: international trade law; international investment law; international financial regulation and monetary law; and related aspects of intellectual property law. Linkages with other international legal regimes are explored such as environmental law, human rights, and public health, highlighting areas where tensions may occur between economic liberalisation, sovereignty and other concerns. Books will investigate the theory, policy and practice of international economic law from a broad range of approaches allowing for innovative and scholarly assessments of the international economic legal order.

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