Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76115
Authors: 
Polk, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich 0201
Abstract: 
Though the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) has failed, the original draft is likely to serve as a basis for future negotiations. This article gives a critical assessment of the draft from an industrial economics point of view. First, I summarize the contents of the agreement which is relevant for market structure and competition. Then I develop the industrial economics approach, which serves as a basis for criticism. I conclude that a multilateral agreement on investment should (i) recognize competition concerns, (ii) give a suitable de.nition of investment, and (iii) should help to establish competition authorities in less developed countries.
Subjects: 
multilateral agreement on investment
multinational enterprizes
competition policy
regional competition
foreign direct investment
JEL: 
D43
L43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.