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Research Brief
Turnin’ it up a notch: Can foreign direct investment help South Africa increase the complexity of its exports?

Since the end of apartheid, South Africa’s economic challenges have disrupted efforts to establish a society of inclusive growth and prosperity...

economic complexity Foreign Direct Investment FDI
Journal Article
Linked-in by FDI: The role of firm-level relationships for knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia

This study combines evidence from interviews in seven countries with (i) government institutions responsible for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), (ii) 102 multinationals (MNEs), and (iii) 226 domestic firms linked to these foreign affiliat...

Foreign Direct Investment Technology transfer Africa
Working Paper
Turnin’ it up a notch: How spillovers from foreign direct investment boost the complexity of South Africa’s exports

Countries’ economic complexity, and the associated diversification and sophistication of their exports, is a key determinant of economic growth...

economic complexity Foreign Direct Investment FDI
Blog
How multinationals continue to avoid paying hundreds of billions of dollars in tax: New research
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Tax havens have become a defining feature of the global financial system. Multinational companies can use various schemes to avoid paying taxes in countries where they make vast revenues...

corporate income tax Taxation Profit shifting
Journal Article
Estimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

Foreign Direct Investment corporate income tax tax avoidance
Working Paper
Linkages and spillover effects of South African foreign direct investment in Botswana and Kenya

In recent decades, the impact of South African foreign direct investment in Africa has been captured by research and policy. This paper investigates linkages and spillover effects of South African foreign direct investment in Botswana and Kenya...

Foreign Direct Investment Economic linkages Spillover effects
Journal Article
Linked-in by FDI: The Role of Firm-Level Relationships for Knowledge Transfers in Africa and Asia

This study combines evidence from interviews in seven countries with (i) government institutions responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), (ii) 102 multinationals (MNEs), and (iii) 226 domestic firms linked to these foreign affiliat...

FDI Technology transfer Knowledge transfers
Working Paper
Linked in by foreign direct investment: The role of firm-level relationships in knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia

This study combines evidence from interviews in seven countries with (i) government institutions responsible for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), (ii) 102 multinational enterprises (MNEs), and (iii) 226 domestic firms linked to these forei...

FDI Technology transfer Knowledge transfers
Journal Article
When Do Developing Countries Negotiate Away Their Corporate Tax Base?

Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development

Developing countries Foreign Direct Investment corporate taxation
Working Paper
Estimating the scale of profit shifting and tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment

Governments’ revenues are lower when multinational enterprises avoid paying corporate income tax by shifting their profits to tax havens...

Foreign Direct Investment corporate income tax tax avoidance
Working Paper
What makes countries negotiate away their corporate tax base?

Qualitative case studies suggest that the outcomes of tax treaty negotiations are determined by power politics and negotiating capability...

Developing countries Foreign Direct Investment Taxation
Journal Article
Export Spillovers: Comparative Evidence From Kenya and Malaysia

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

Export Spillovers Foreign Direct Investment Manufacturing
Working Paper
Links between foreign direct investment and human capital formation: Evidence from the manufacturing sector in India

This paper is related to the literature on the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the labour market of host countries...

Foreign Direct Investment Human capital Labour demand
In the media
Is foreign direct investment driving capital flight from Africa? Real News interviews Léonce Ndikumana on a recent UNU-WIDER study

Real News interviewed Léonce Ndikumana, director of the Foreign Policy Programme at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), on a recent WIDER Working Paper on capital flight from sub-Saharan African countries authored by Ndikumana and Mare...

Extractives Foreign Direct Investment Capital Flight
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