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Author: Frank Barry

Changes in the global foreign direct investment (FDI) environment are of particular significance for Ireland. In this paper for the IIEA, Frank Barry, Professor of International Business & Economic Development in Trinity College Dublin, discusses five major developments in the external FDI landscape with a focus on their implications for the economy and/or for policy. Three arise in neighbouring or encompassing jurisdictions: the UK’s proposed withdrawal from the EU, the recently-enacted changes to the US corporate tax regime, and post-crisis dynamics within the eurozone. The other two are global in scope: the steadily increasing digitalisation of the business world and the eastward shift of the centre of gravity of global income and production.

The paper can be accessed here.