Intellectual property rights, environmental regulations, and foreign direct investment

Catherine Y. CO, John A. LIST, Larry D. QIU

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Sustainable development has been a popular buzzword among policymakers and economists for over a decade. Although a key tenet of maintaining a sustainable development path for many economies rests on attracting mobile capital, theoretical and empirical evidence into the institutional policies that attract factors remains largely unresolved. This paper takes a positive look at the determinants of attracting capital with particular attention paid to intellectual property rights and environmental regulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-173
Number of pages21
JournalLand Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Financial support by Hong Kong Government RGC research grant (HKUST6412/00H).

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