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Politics and Foreign Direct Investment by Nathan M. Jensen and et al.

Published By: Michigan Studies in International Political Economy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 978-0-472-07176-0, cloth; 978-0-472-05176-2, pbk.
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Ramkishen S. Rajan of George Mason University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.52.1.211.r9
Review Pages: 226-27

Book Review Abstract

Ramkishen S. Rajan of George Mason University reviews, "Politics and Foreign Direct Investment" by Nathan M. Jensen and et al. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Examines the factors that determine the attractiveness of a locale for foreign direct investment and considers the extent of investors' political power. Discusses multinational corporations and governments; democracy and the political risk of expropriation for international business; institutional determinants of foreign direct investment in the developing world; partisan governments and the distributive effects of foreign direct investment; and political institutions and the effectiveness of multinational lobbying. Coauthors are Glen Biglaiser, Quan Li, Edmund Malesky, Pablo M. Pinto, Santiago M. Pinto, and Joseph L. Staats. Jensen is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Washington University, St. Louis."


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Ramkishen S. Rajan of George Mason University


JEL Classifications

D72: Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
F23: Multinational Firms; International Business


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