NY Times article on the lack of oversight of state and local investment incentive programs. (HT Kyle Dropp)
Visa is considering moving some California operations to an IT center in Austin, Texas. I’ve
Businessweek article on concerns about the drop in foreign direct investment in China.
With the proliferation of surveys of competitivenss and easy of doing business, numerous countries have made substantial reforms to imporvie their business climate.
Continuing my theme of documenting firm-specific location incentives, I'm listing a few incentives in Slovakia from October 2012. Why should you care about Slovakia?
The US Congressional Research Service just came out with an analysis of foreign investment in the US.
A few interesting points from the report
Continuing the theme of documenting investment incentives, I came across a $10 million tax incentive to a services firm in Provo, Utah. It turns out that it is Qualtrics, the online survey tool used by many academics. Our department just secured
In previous posts I discussed Argentina’s decision to expropriate from Spanish oil company Repsol. Repsol has now taken Chevron to court for investing in their expropriated assets. One
Students in my intro to international relations class have asked me for resources on what the reeleciton of Obama means for foreign policy.
Here are some links. I'm going to keep updating this list as I find more resources.
I've heard back from a few more search chairs and a few of them are running the same searches this year as last year.