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dc.contributor.authorMina, Wasseem Michelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:17:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:17:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-417-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54069-
dc.description.abstractThe paper revisits the policy debate on institutional reform approaches to property rights protection and empirically examines it in the context of FDI flows to the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA).Using panel data on 11 MENA countries for the period 1991-2007 and adopting feasible generalized least squares estimation methodology, the paper finds a positive influence of improvement in the risk of investment expropriationin non-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) MENA countries and of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) in GCC countries. The joint influence of domestic institutional functions and BITs is positive in specifications containing investment expropriation risk and government stability in non-GCC MENA countries, and corruption in GCC countries. Results have important policy implications for the institutional reform approach to be adopted.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aWIDER |cHelsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research |x2011,50en_US
dc.subject.jelF21en_US
dc.subject.jelK33en_US
dc.subject.jelO16en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelO19en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordproperty rights protectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordbilateral investment treatiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordforeign direct investmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutional reformsen_US
dc.subject.keywordMENAen_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwEigentumsrechten_US
dc.subject.stwInvestitionsgarantieen_US
dc.subject.stwMENA-Staatenen_US
dc.titleInstitutional reforms debate and FDI flows to MENA region: Does one 'best' fit all?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn667970916en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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