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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 758 - Foreign Direct Investments:US
This course provides a framework for understanding foreign direct investment (FDI) and the role it plays in the United States and the world economy. The course will begin with a theoretical overview of FDI, move to the history of FDI in the United States and the global context, cover the benefits of FDI and interplay with trade, discuss the U.S. as an investment destination through case studies, and finally address the U.S. investment climate and related policy debate. This course will enable students to better understand the role and actions of global firms investing in the U.S. economy, along with policies used to facilitate such activity. By the end of the course, students should be able to analyze leading issues facing the United States from firm and policymaker perspectives, and develop policy positions that demonstrate solid understanding of issues and constraints impacting policy discussion pertaining to foreign direct investment in the United States. In the process of learning about FDI and the United States, students will also become more familiar with the work products of policymakers.

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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