BOOK RELEASE MEETING

Foreign Direct Investment and Development: Launching a Second Generation of Policy Research

Theodore H. Moran, Peterson Institute
Lars Thunell, World Bank

Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

June 1, 2011


The Peterson Institute released Foreign Direct Investment and Development: Launching a Second Generation of Policy Research, by Senior Fellow Theodore H. Moran, on June 1, 2011. Moran's remarks concentrated on three distinctive areas: 1) FDI in the extractive sector and the challenge of creating a level anticorruption playing field for investors of all nationalities; 2) using FDI in manufacturing to upgrade and diversify the host country's export base; and 3) the new agenda for corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, led the discussion following Moran's presentation and commented on many aspects of the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and development.

Theodore Moran is Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Business and Finance at Georgetown University as well as a senior fellow at the Institute. This volume represents the culmination of work on the relationship between FDI and host country growth, productivity, and welfare that began at the Institute in 1998.



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