Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital

Author: K. Thomas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230302394
Category: Political Science
Page: 201
View: 6896
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: 7111
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.

Regions and Crises

New Challenges for Contemporary Regionalisms
Author: Lorenzo Fioramonti
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137028327
Category: Political Science
Page: 242
View: 4024
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.

Reining in the Competition for Capital

Author: Ann R. Markusen
Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute
ISBN: 0880992964
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 215
View: 9577

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: 9476
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 Global Information Infrastructure

Agenda for Cooperation
Author: Albert Gore,Ronald H. Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788131844
Page: 49
View: 9514
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.

Globalising Worlds and New Economic Configurations

Author: Christine Tamásy,Michael Taylor
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754673774
Category: Science
Page: 312
View: 2005
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.

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: 5857
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: 7726
"Papers presented at a workshop held on 17-20 October 1989 in Singapore" -- t.p. verso.

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: 7246

Causes, Benefits, and Risks of Business Tax Incentives

Author: Mr. Alexander Klemm
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451916043
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 29
View: 9329
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.

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: 8350
This paper examines the problems in establishing currency convertibility- and the optimal timing- in formerly planned economies making the transition to market-oriented systems.

Investing Today for the World of Tomorrow

Studies on the Investment Process in Europe
Author: Deutsche Bundesbank
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540412892
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 338
View: 905
Investment is crucial to the development of a nation's economy and welfare. In contrast to the United States, investment in Europe has been quite modest over the past few years. This volume gathers together a number of papers by prominent researchers in the field of investment. It provides an overview of recent developments in this area and presents new empirical findings on the determinants and implications of the investment process in European countries. Topics include: role of taxation, uncertainty and the financial systems, as well as the relevance of corporate governance to the investment process. Two chapters are dedicated to infrastructure investment and foreign direct investment.

The Global Economic Crisis: Systemic Failures and Multilateral Remedies

Author: N.A
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Page: N.A
View: 2264

Latin America Facing China

South-South Relations Beyond the Washington Consensus
Author: Alex E. Fernandez Jilberto,Barbara Hogenboom
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857456237
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
View: 4548
The last quarter of the twentieth century was a period of economic crises, increasing indebtedness as well as financial instability for Latin America and most other developing countries; in contrast, China showed amazingly high growth rates during this time and has since become the third largest economy in the world. Based on several case studies, this volume assesses how China's rise - one of the most important recent changes in the global economy - is affecting Latin America's national politics, political economy and regional and international relations. Several Latin American countries benefit from China's economic growth, and China's new role in international politics has been helpful to many leftist governments' efforts in Latin America to end the Washington Consensus. The contributors to this thought provoking volume examine these and the other causes, effects and prospects of Latin America's experiences with China's global expansion from a South - South perspective.

International Trade Policies: The Uruguay Round and Beyond, Volume I. Principal Issues

Author: Dunaway,Naheed Kirmani,Nur Calika,Richard T. Harmsen,Fondo Monetario Internacional,International Monetary Fund,Arvind Subramanian,Michael P. Leidy,Peter Uimonen
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781557754691
Category: Commercial policy
Page: 41
View: 9176
Vol. 2 of this publication under ISBN 1557754578

OECD Global Forum on International Investment Attracting International Investment for Development

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264101942
Page: 200
View: 1178
This publication is a collection of conference papers from the OECD Global Forum on International Investment (GFII) held in Shanghai on 5-6 December 2002.

Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy

Author: Peter Cornelius,Bruce Mitchel Kogut
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195167054
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 506
View: 8976
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. 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.

OECD Global Forum on International Investment New Horizons for Foreign Direct Investment

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264196471
Page: 372
View: 1647
The OECD Global Forum on International Investment, at its inaugural meeting in Mexico City in November 2001, provided a unique platform for participants originating from OECD and non-OECD economies to address the challenges posed by FDI. Theseconference papers add to the existing literature on FDI.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Netherlands: 2006 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451998082
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 54
View: 4086
The Netherlands showed economic recovery, supported by strong polices, public finances, and structural reforms. Executive Directors commended the strong fiscal framework and agreed that it meets the good practice standards according to the reports on the observance of standards and codes. They commended the sound financial system and welcomed the new Financial Supervision Act. They emphasized the need for fiscal consolidation for securing fiscal sustainability. Directors appreciated the authorities’ responsiveness to the recommendations of the Financial System Stability Assessment.