FDI (Half page)
In 2008, inward FDI accounted for some 63.7 percent of gross capital formation in Ireland, but only 4.1 percent in Japan (gross capital formation refers to investments in fixed assets such as factories, warehouses, and retail stores). What do you think explains this difference in FDI inflows into the two countries?
Cost Benefit of FDI (half page)
This week we explored the various theories of FDI and discussed how political ideology has shaped these attitudes. With that said, please identify a cost and a benefit of FDI from the perspective of a home country. When answering this question, select any home country of your choice excluding the United States.