Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital

Author: K. Thomas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230302394
Category: Political Science
Page: 201
View: 7072
This is a global study of government subsidies to attract investment. The book shows how corporations use site selection as rent extraction, with developing countries investing more than developed ones. It demonstrates that incentive use is rarely a good policy, especially for countries without adequate education and infrastructure.

New York's Nanotechnology Model

Building the Innovation Economy: Summary of a Symposium
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy,Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309293200
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 236
View: 612
New York's Nanotechnology Model: Building the Innovation Economy is the summary of a 2013 symposium convened by the National Research Council Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy and members of the Nano Consortium that drew state officials and staff, business leaders, and leading national figures in early-stage finance, technology, engineering, education, and state and federal policies to review challenges, plans, and opportunities for innovation-led growth in New York. The symposium participants assessed New York's academic, industrial, and human resources, identified key policy issues, and engaged in a discussion of how the state might leverage regional development organizations, state initiatives, and national programs focused on manufacturing and innovation to support its economic development goals. This report highlights the accomplishments and growth of the innovation ecosystem in New York, while also identifying needs, challenges, and opportunities. New York's Nanotechnology Model reviews the development of the Albany nanotech cluster and its usefulness as a model for innovation-based growth, while also discussing the New York innovation ecosystem more broadly.

Reining in the Competition for Capital

Author: Ann R. Markusen
Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute
ISBN: 0880992964
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 215
View: 3899

Regions and Crises

New Challenges for Contemporary Regionalisms
Author: Lorenzo Fioramonti
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137028327
Category: Political Science
Page: 242
View: 5801
Investigates the intimate relationship between regional governance processes and global crises. Analysing the current turmoil in the European Union, it also looks at regional cooperation and integration in the Arab world, Africa, Asia and Latin America through topical case studies.

Competing for Capital

Europe and North America in a Global Era
Author: Kenneth P. Thomas
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589018396
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 8195
As corporations search for new production sites, governments compete furiously using location subsidies and tax incentives to lure them. Yet underwriting big business can have its costs: reduction in economic efficiency, shifting of tax burdens, worsening of economic inequalities, or environmental degradation. Competing for Capital is one of the first books to analyze competition for investment in order to suggest ways of controlling the effects of capital mobility. Comparing the European Union's strict regulation of state aid to business with the virtually unregulated investment competition in the United States and Canada, Kenneth P. Thomas documents Europe's relative success in controlling—and decreasing—subsidies to business, even while they rise in the United States. Thomas provides an extensive history of the powers granted to the EU's governing European Commission for controlling subsidies and draws on data to show that those efforts are paying off. In reviewing trends in North America, he offers the first comprehensive estimate of U.S. subsidies to business at all levels to show that the United States is a much higher subsidizer than it portrays itself as being. Thomas then suggests what we might learn from the European experience to control the effects of capital mobility—not only within or between states, but also globally, within NAFTA and the World Trade Organization as well. He concludes with policy recommendations to help promote international cooperation and cross-fertilization of ways to control competition for investment.

The Challenges of Tax Reform in a Global Economy

Author: James Alm,Jorge Martinez-Vazquez,Mark Rider
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387299129
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 474
View: 8242
This book presents 15 original papers and commentaries by a distinguished group of tax policy and tax administration experts. Using international examples, they highlight the state of knowledge of tax reform, present new thinking about the issue, and analyze useful policy options. The book’s general goal is to examine the current and emerging challenges facing tax reformers and to assess possible directions future reforms are likely to take. More specific themes include distributional issues, how to tax capital income, how to design specific taxes (e.g., the income tax, the value-added tax, the property tax), how to consider the politics and administrative aspects of tax reform, and how to combine the separate insights into comprehensive tax reform.

Causes, Benefits, and Risks of Business Tax Incentives

Author: Mr. Alexander Klemm
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451916043
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 29
View: 2409
This paper provides an updated overview of tax incentives for business investment. It begins by noting that tax competition is likely to be a major force driving countries'' tax reforms, and discusses tax incentives as a possible response to this. This is complemented by other arguments for and against tax incentives, and by an illustrative analysis of different incentives using effective tax rates. Findings from the empirical literature on tax incentives are also presented. Based on the overview of theoretical and empirical findings, the paper then suggests a matrix of criteria to determine the usefulness of different tax incentives depending on a country''s circumstances.

The Global Economic Crisis: Systemic Failures and Multilateral Remedies

Author: N.A
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Page: N.A
View: 8353

Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy

Author: Peter K. Cornelius
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195347586
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 527
View: 7757
This volume is a timely and insightful exploration into the issues of corporate governance and the impact of corporate governance practices on investments in developing countries. Sponsored by the World Economic Forum, INSEAD, and Wharton, this book collects original essays from senior researchers at the worlds top academic institutions as well as from key policymakers and business leaders, It analyzes global aspects of governance in relation to such issues as corporate performance, privatization, venture capitalism, and workers. With global financial markets having become more integrated, the book pays particular attention to the role of corporate governance in emerging-market economies and international capital flows. Rich in facts and ideas, Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy is a must read for anyone interested in financial crises international risk management, and global competitiveness.

Globalising Worlds and New Economic Configurations

Author: Christine Tamásy,Michael Taylor
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754673774
Category: Science
Page: 312
View: 9301
This edited volume brings together theoretically-informed analysis from Asia, Europe and North America to illustrate the way in which new economic configurations have been developed and to understand individual, local and regional responses to a variety of global challenges, threats and opportunities.

The Global Information Infrastructure

Agenda for Cooperation
Author: Albert Gore,Ronald H. Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788131844
Page: 49
View: 4530
Provides perspective on how to build and maintain the Global Information Infrastructure (GII). Discusses what the critical foundation should be and how to encourage the use of the GII. Identifies the areas in which governments can take independent action or with the cooperation of others, can work constructively to facilitate the development of the GII. Enunciates five basic principles: encourage private investment, promote competition, provide open access, create a flexible regulatory environment, and ensure universal service. GII key contacts.

Industrial Restructuring and Adjustment for ASEAN-Japan Investment and Trade Expansion

An Overview
Author: Ryōkichi Hirono
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian
ISBN: 9971988577
Category: ASEAN
Page: 115
View: 6551

Internationalization of the Economy and Environmental Policy Options

Author: Paul J.J. Welfens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540421740
Category: Political Science
Page: 442
View: 2415
Internationalization of the economy accelerated at the turn of the century. Growing national, regional, and global environmental problems associated with globalization present new challenges for policy-makers and international cooperation. Crucial problems concern air pollution, environmental problems from trade and transportation, and global warming. This book, based on theoretical and empirical analysis, comes up with new and innovative policy options, including proposals related to the Kyoto protocol.

India's Textile and Apparel Industry: Growth Potential and Trade and Investment Opportunities, Staff Research Study #27

Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1457822881
Page: N.A
View: 1774

Non-State Actors and Authority in the Global System

Author: Andreas Bieler,Richard Higgott,Geoffrey Underhill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134599315
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 8694
Traditionally in International Relations, power and authority were considered to rest with states. But recently, in the light of changes associated with globalisation, this has come under scrutiny both empirically and theoretically. This book analyses the continuing but changing role of states in the international arena, and their relationships with a wide range of non-state actors, which possess increasingly salient capabilities to structure global politics and economics.

ASEAN and the EC

The Impact of 1992
Author: Norbert Wagner
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9789813035706
Category: ASEAN countries
Page: 344
View: 9952
"Papers presented at a workshop held on 17-20 October 1989 in Singapore" -- t.p. verso.

Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Author: Patrick Bolton,Frederic Samama,Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530285
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 699
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are state-owned investment funds with combined asset holdings that are fast approaching four trillion dollars. Recently emerging as a major force in global financial markets, SWFs have other distinctive features besides their state-owned status: they are mainly located in developing countries and are intimately tied to energy and commodities exports, and they carry virtually no liabilities and have little redemption risk, which allows them to take a longer-term investment outlook than most other institutional investors. Edited by a Nobel laureate, a respected academic at the Columbia Business School, and a longtime international banker and asset manager, this volume examines the specificities of SWFs in greater detail and discusses the implications of their growing presence for the world economy. Based on essays delivered in 2011 at a major conference on SWFs held at Columbia University, this volume discusses the objectives and performance of SWFs, as well as their benchmarks and governance. What are the opportunities for SWFs as long-term investments? How do they fulfill their socially responsible mission? And what role can SWFs play in fostering sustainable development and greater global financial stability? These are some of the crucial questions addressed in this one-of-a-kind volume.

Currency Convertibility and the Transformation of Centrally Planned Economies

Author: Joshua E. Greene,Peter Isard
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781557752147
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 25
View: 740
This paper examines the problems in establishing currency convertibility- and the optimal timing- in formerly planned economies making the transition to market-oriented systems.

The Internationalization of U.S. Manufacturing

Causes and Consequences
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Committee for the Study of the Causes and Consequences of the Internationalization of U.S. Manufacturing
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030904331X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 180
View: 7697
On the basis of discussions and analysis of the current environment for international competition, this book was written to dispel misconceptions regarding the motivating forces behind internationalization and, therefore, to improve understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities of a global market and production base. Important consequences of internationalization for both manufacturers and national policy are described. The volume provides an assessment of what it takes to be successful as manufacturers and as a nation in the international competitive environment.

Economic Policies, Governance and the New Economics

Author: Philip Arestis,Malcolm Sawyer
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 113702352X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
View: 1473
This ninth volume of the International Papers in Political Economy (IPPE) series focuses on the theme of the need for and the development of new economic policies, especially so following the events that led to the 'great recession' of 2007 and subsequently. The volume deals with economic policies within the New Economics theoretical framework that was discussed in the eighth volume of IPPE. In doing so this volume concentrates on international issues that relate to economic policies and governance. This book offers detailed analysis and informed comment on the type of new international economic policies in the aftermath of the financial crisis and global recession. It is essential reading for all postgraduates and scholars looking for expert discussion and debate of the issues surrounding the case for new economic policies at the global level.