Jan Andrä, Udo Broll
Foreign investment in transition economies: the role of information
Journal of European Economy, Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2008, pp.256-264
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This paper examines the importance of economic incentives as a determinant of foreign direct investment in transition economies. We argue that an international public-private joint venture can be seen as an institution that makes the disincentive problem less severe in newly liberalized economies. By a publicprivate joint venture we describe a set up where a foreign firm decides on the volume of foreign investment and the host country government offers a package of start-up investment and investment sharing rules to mitigate distortions which typical arise in economies in transition and lower developed countries. The public-private joint venture may take on a variety of forms to cope with different kind of distortions and economic risk.