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Regional Trade Agreements And Foreign Direct Investment

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Appl Econ 39:1223-1233 Aisbett E (2009) Bilateral investment contracts and foreign direct investment: correlation with causality. In: Saving KP, Sachs LE (eds) The impact of contracts on foreign direct investment. Oxford University Press, New York, p. 395-435 Asiadu E (2002) On the determinants of foreign direct investment in developing countries: Is Africa different? World Dev 30 (1):107-119 Swenson D (2009) Why do developing countries sign ILO? In: Sauvant K, Sachs L (eds) The effects of treaties on foreign direct investment: bilateral investment agreements, double taxation agreements and investment flows. Oxford University Press, New York, 437-457 World Trade Organization (2011) World Trade Report 2011. Author, Swiss Feils D, Rahman M (2008) Regional Economic Integration and Foreign Direct Investment: the case of NAFTA. Manag Int Rev 48 (2):148-163 Yackee (2009) notes that demanding investment contracts prevail in the natural resources and infrastructure concessions sectors, which offer more specific provisions to agreements than ambiguous uniform rules.