Policy Article

Old wine in new bottles? Non-traditional sources of foreign direct investment


  • Krieger-Boden
  • C.
  • Nunnenkamp
  • P.
  • Andrés
  • M.S.
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Investors from emerging and developing economies are becoming bigger players in FDI, particularly in developing countries. While some raise concerns that emerging economies might gain control over raw materials, others are hopeful that non-traditional investors might provide new opportunities for development. This column analyses these new FDI flows and finds that while fears may be exaggerated so too is the optimism.


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Key Words

  • emerging economies
  • FDI
  • FDI determinants