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The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct InvestmentBilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows$
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Karl P. Sauvant and Lisa E. Sachs

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195388534

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388534.001.0001

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It’s All in the Timing: Assessing the Impact of Bilateral Tax Treaties on U.S. FDI Activity *

It’s All in the Timing: Assessing the Impact of Bilateral Tax Treaties on U.S. FDI Activity *

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(p.635) 22. IT’S ALL IN THE TIMING: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF BILATERAL TAX TREATIES ON U.S. FDI ACTIVITY *
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The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment
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Daniel L. Millimet

Abdullah Kumas

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388534.003.0022

In light of the important and expanding role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in today's global economy, a vast literature has emerged attempting to uncover the salient factors determining the spatial and temporal pattern of FDI activity. This chapter investigates one potential factor: bilateral tax treaties. The chapter is organized as follows: Section A describes the empirical methodology. Section B discusses the data. Section C presents the results, while Section D concludes.

Keywords:   foreign direct investment, international taxation, tax treaty, salient factors

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