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Valuation of Foreign Direct Investment in the Presence of Political Risk

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    Investments in a country are subject to risks stemming from the same political events and government policies. Therefore it is possible to construct a portfolio which mimics the income profile of a particular FDI project using assets with readily observable prices. This paper provides a general risk replication model for valuing FDI projects in the presence of political risk.

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    Paper provided by School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia in its series Economics Working Papers with number WP99-08.

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    Length: 14 pages
    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:uow:depec1:wp99-8

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    Keywords: investments; foreign direct investment; political risk;

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    1. Eaton, Jonathan & Gersovitz, Mark, 1984. "A Theory of Expropriation and Deviations from Perfect Capital Mobility," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 94(373), pages 16-40, March.
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