Foreign Direct Investment Policies

21  September 2015    12:30 pm CEST

21 to 25 September 2015


Joint Vienna Institute (JVI), Mariahilfer Strasse 97, 1060 Vienna


This one-week course examines the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in economic growth and structural change, and its importance in the transition process. Special attention is given to theoretical and practical aspects of attracting FDI to countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE).

Topics include:

  • global and regional trends in FDI;
  • determinants of FDI;
  • the motivation of firms to invest in foreign countries; and
  • the role of governments in formulating FDI policies including, inter alia, privatization policies, tax incentives, location policy, and other measures to provide an attractive FDI environment.

Participants gain practical knowledge from case studies on a country, regional, and enterprise level, and from Austrian and other countries’ experiences with respect to FDI-related policies in the framework of globalization and European integration.

Target group
Decision makers involved in FDI policy, representatives from privatization agencies, strategic advisors to decision-making bodies, and opinion leaders.

The course is conducted in English only.