Investment Incentives And The Global Competition For Capital by K. ThomasInvestment Incentives And The Global Competition For Capital by K. Thomas

Investment Incentives And The Global Competition For Capital

byK. Thomas

Hardcover | November 24, 2010

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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.
KENNETH P. THOMAS Associate Professor of Political Science and Fellow in the Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA. He is an expert on multinational corporations, competition for investment, and subsidies.
Title:Investment Incentives And The Global Competition For CapitalFormat:HardcoverDimensions:201 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:November 24, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230229050

ISBN - 13:9780230229051


Table of Contents

Competing for Capital' Revisited Models, Models, and More Models Policy Studies Industry Case Studies: Steel, Biofuel Production, Semiconductors, Automobiles, Call Centers The Celtic Tiger: Incentives, Infrastructure, Tax Rates, Luck Who Provides the Most Investment Incentives: EU vs. U.S. The Spread of Investment Incentives to Developing Countries Controlling Incentives and Maximizing the Value of Inward Investment A Policy Agenda for the 21st Century: Transparency and Beyond Notes Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

"What if the government passed a law requiring every business to pay a tax except your competitor's business? That kind of government meddling in the market goes on every day in America.Now, thanks to a book being published by Palgrave Macmillan titled Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital, we have some idea of how much these giveaways to businesses cost and the harm they are doing. In 200 packed pages, Prof. Kenneth P. Thomas, a political scientist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, documents how tax giveaways to big business are growing around the globe. . ." - David Cay Johnston,