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Foreign direct investment, commitment institutions, and time horizon: how some autocrats do better than others

Moon, Chungshik


Why do some autocratic governments do better than others in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI)? The received wisdom holds that democracies enjoy advantages over autocracies when it comes to attracting FDI. But there exist autocratic countries that attract substantial amounts of FDI. For example, during the last two decades, about half of the top 20 non-OECD host countries are nondemocratic. Focusing on the role of commitment institutions by which host countries can commit their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Studies Quarterly
DOI: 10.1111/isqu.12182


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