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Shaping Globalization

New Trends in Foreign Direct Investment

Edited by Bertelsmann Stiftung

The rise of new economic powers in Asia and Latin America has changed the size and direction of cross-border investment flows. Emerging economies such as China, Brazil, and India have become major destinations of foreign direct investment (FDI) within the past decade, and they are also assuming the role of investor themselves. The unprecedented shifts in global investment flows have revived the debate over the effects of foreign investment on growth, employment, and income distribution.

In this book, leading experts analyze the most important trends in FDI, from the increasingly active role emerging economies play as investors in Africa to the rising U.S. and Europe suspicions of Chinese takeovers. They also focus on how global challenges including climate change and the aging of societies will act as new drivers of foreign investment, reshaping the patterns of globalization once again.

Contributors include Daniel M. Firger (Environment & Climate Change Group at Linklaters, LLP ), Helmut Hauschild (Bertelsmann Stiftung), Yi Liu (M.A. student, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies), Melanie Lührmann (Royal Holloway College, University of London, and Institute for Fiscal Studies), Peter Nunnenkamp (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Jonathan D. Ostry (International Monetary Fund), Joachim Pohl (OECD), Helmut Reisen (OECD and Chatham House), Jan Rieländer (OECD), Joachim Winter (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich) and Ting Xu (Bertelsmann Foundation North America’s Global Project).

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