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International Political Economy Series

Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital

Authors: Thomas, K.

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This is a global study of government subsidies to attract investment. The book shows how corporations use site selection as rent extraction, with developing countries investing more than developed ones. It demonstrates that incentive use is rarely a good policy, especially for countries without adequate education and infrastructure.

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KENNETH P. THOMAS Associate Professor of Political Science and Fellow in the Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA. He is an expert on multinational corporations, competition for investment, and subsidies.

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"What if the government passed a law requiring every business to pay a tax except your competitor's business? That kind of government meddling in the market goes on every day in America.Now, thanks to a book being published by Palgrave Macmillan titled Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital, we have some idea of how much these giveaways to businesses cost and the harm they are doing. In 200 packed pages, Prof. Kenneth P. Thomas, a political scientist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, documents how tax giveaways to big business are growing around the globe. . ." - David Cay Johnston, Tax.com


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Competing for Capital Revisited

    Thomas, Kenneth P.

    Pages 1-17

  • Models, Models and More Models

    Thomas, Kenneth P.

    Pages 18-38

  • Policy Studies

    Thomas, Kenneth P.

    Pages 39-48

  • Industry Case Studies: Steel, Biofuel Production, Semiconductors, Automobiles, Call Centers

    Thomas, Kenneth P.

    Pages 49-66

  • The Celtic Tiger: Incentives, Infrastructure, Tax Rates, Luck?

    Thomas, Kenneth P.

    Pages 67-95

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eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-30239-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-22905-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-31041-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30239-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230302396
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22905-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31041-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 201
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