Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital

  • Kenneth P. Thomas

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  3. Kenneth P. Thomas
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  4. Kenneth P. Thomas
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-201

About this book


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.


competition European Union (EU) Government Investment Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth P. Thomas
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  1. 1.Center for International StudiesUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisUSA

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