Are stricter investment rules contagious?: host country competition for foreign direct investment through international agreements

Research, Article, Preprint English OPEN
Neumayer, Eric; Nunnenkamp, Peter; Roy, Martin;
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s10290-015-0231-z, doi: 10.30875/ce922486-en
  • Subject: F21 | F53 | investment provisions | spatial dependence | bilateral investment treaties | preferential trade agreements | HG Finance | competition for FDI | bilateral investment treaties,preferential trade agreements,investment provisions,competition for FDI,spatial dependence | JF Political institutions (General) | HC Economic History and Conditions | JZ International relations
    • jel: jel:F53 | jel:F21
      ddc: ddc:330

We argue that competitive diffusion is a driver of the trend toward international investment agreements (IIAs) with stricter investment rules, namely defensive moves of developing countries concerned about foreign direct investment (FDI) diversion in favor of competing ... View more
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