Journal Article
No. 2019-23 | March 11, 2019
Thoughts on the demise of FDI
(Published in Special Issue FDI and multinational corporations)


This essay addresses the recent deceleration in the pace of global FDI and asks whether multinational corporations are actually in retreat. It identifies the forces that are slowing the expansion of FDI, and sketches the role that multinational corporations will play in the future.

JEL Classification:

F21, F23


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Ronald B. Davies (2019). Thoughts on the demise of FDI. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 13 (2019-23): 1–5.

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