How Global is Foreign Direct Investment and What Policymakers Can Do About It? Stylized Facts, Knowledge Gaps, and Selected Policy Instruments


  • Nunnenkamp
  • P.
Publication Date

We identify a few policy instruments that appear to be effective in promoting FDI flows to developing countries – in contrast to the findings of earlier studies that are based on small and unrepresentative samples. At the same time, there are some indications that it may be harder for poorer countries to improve their attractiveness to FDI.


JEL Classification
F21, F23

Key Words

  • ausländische Direktinvestitionen
  • bilateral investment treaty
  • double taxation treaty
  • foreign direct investment
  • gender inequality in education
  • labour rights