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What do we know about FDI?

  By Randolph Bruno (UCL, left), Nauro Campos (Brunel, centre) and Saul Estrin (LSE, right).

Foreign direct investment is a key aspect of globalization. The conventional wisdom is that although economic effects of FDI on the host economy are mostly positive, they are conditional. For example, they depend on host countries having reached critical levels of human capital or institutional quality. […]

September 25th, 2017|Impact|0 Comments|
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    How openess could boost innovation in Russian regions and cities

How openess could boost innovation in Russian regions and cities

By Alexander Jaax, LSE

Despite its relatively advanced technological position after the collapse of the Soviet Union and substantial investments in research and development (R&D), Russia’s innovative performance remains astonishingly low. Amidst concerns over natural resource dependence, innovation has moved up the political agenda in recent years. International connectivity is of pivotal importance to the creation of new knowledge in […]