World Investment Prospects to 2011: Foreign Direct Investment and the Challenge of Political Risk
Edited by Laza Kekic and Karl P. Sauvant (London and New York: EIU and CPII, 2007).
The Columbia Program on International Investment, now the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, partnered with the Economist Intelligence Unit, a member of The Economist Group, to publish World Investment Prospects to 2011: Foreign Direct Investment and the Challenge of Political Risk.The report contains the first authoritative data on FDI flows for 2006 and forecasts flows until 2011, with 2007 set for a new record. It also contains the results of a survey of over 600 corporate executives concerning their investment intentions for the next five years. World Investment Prospects to 2011 pays special attention to the rise of FDI protectionism and regulatory risk. The report was released on Sept. 5, 2007.
In the report, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, examines emerging market political risk in the energy sector and how to address it. Laza Kekic, Director, Country Forecasting Services, Economist Intelligence Unit, analyzes key FDI trends to 2011. Karl P. Sauvant, Executive Director, Columbia Program on International Investment, explores the potential impact of FDI protectionism on global FDI flows. Matthew Shinkman of the Economist Intelligence Unit presents and analyzes the detailed results of the MNE survey.
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