Investing in the Netherlands to avoid corporate taxes
I received a media inquiry today about US investment abroad. One of the questions was why does the Netherlands receive so much US foreign direct investment (FDI)? Even more surprising might be the top five countries (in 2011) were: the Netherlan
As part of a book project with Eddy Malesky I did a little poking into financial incentives offered to firms investing in the EU. The EU governs incentives through “state aid” rules, constraining the ability of wealthier regions from giving aid t
As the Director of Graduate Studies at WashU in Fall 2012, I completed the US News survey of political science grad programs. For those of you unfamiliar with the methodology, DGSes and department chairs fill out a survey ranking all schools on a
Many years ago I started a project examining firm-level data on foreign investment. This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on the operations of all of the 20,000+ foreign affiliates of U.S.
Brazil's automobile regime in the 1970s and 1980s was the poster child for failed economic development policies. In short, Brazil combined high tariffs on imported cars with lucrative investment incentives to attract foreign producers. These for