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Foreign Direct Investment

Over the past decade, foreign direct investment (FDI) around the world has nearly tripled, and with this surge have come dramatic shifts in FDI flows. In Foreign Direct Investment, distinguished economists look at changes in FDI, including historical trends, specific country experiences, developments in the semiconductor industry, and variations in international mergers and acquisitions.

Chapters cover such topics as theoretical accounts of FDI patterns, the growth of multinational enterprises, and the FDI experiences of Japan, the United States, and selected developing countries. This volume will interest economists, government officials, and business people concerned with FDI today.

312 pages | 6 line drawings, 84 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1994

National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report

Economics and Business: Economics--International and Comparative, Economics--Money and Banking

Table of Contents

Introduction
Kenneth A. Froot

1 The Surge in Foreign Direct Investment in the Late 1980s
Conceptual Issues
Paul Krugman and Edward Graham

Comment:
Kenneth A. Froot

2 New Perspectives on Foreign Direct Investment
Rachel McCulloch

Comment:
Karl P. Sauvant

3 Where Are the Multinationals Headed?
Raymond Vernon

Comment:
Richard E. Caves

4 Why is Foreign Direct Investment in Japan So Low?
Robert Z. Lawrence

Comment:
Richard C. Marston

5 Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S.: Changes Over Three Decades
Robert E. Lipsey

6 Mobile Exporters: New Foreign Investors in East Asia
Louis T. Wells, Jr.

Comment:
Peter Petri

7 Foreign Direct Investment in Semiconductors
David B. Yoffie

Comment:
Lael Brainard

8 International Corporate Equity Acquisitions: Who, Where, and Why?
Paul M. Healy and Krishna G. Palepu

Comment:
Michael Adler

9 Foreign Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States
Deborah L. Swenson

Comment:
Donald Lessard

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