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US National Security and Foreign Direct Investment


  • Edward M. Graham

    (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

  • David Marchick


Although a vital part of the US economy, foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States periodically raises public and congressional alarms--as witnessed during Dubai Ports World's recent bid to acquire US port operations and Chinese firm CNOOC's attempt to buy US energy firm Unocal. Drawing fire from Congress are the Exon-Florio provisions of US law, which enable the president to block a foreign acquisition that threatens national security. This important new book finds that many proposed reforms risk harming the US economy without enhancing national security. The authors propose ways to strengthen the current interagency review of deals, including an improved process for reporting to Congress.

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  • Edward M. Graham & David Marchick, 2006. "US National Security and Foreign Direct Investment," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 3917.
  • Handle: RePEc:iie:ppress:3917

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    3. Hak-Seon Lee, 2014. "Outward Foreign Direct Investment, Interindustry Networks, and U.S. Trade Politics," The International Trade Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 28(2), pages 140-168, June.
    4. A. E. Safarian, 2015. "Simplifying the Rule Book: a Proposal to Reform and Clarify Canada’s Policy on Inward Foreign Direct Investment," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 425, May.
    5. Justin O’Brien, 2009. "Global Securitization Crisis and Sovereign Wealth Funds," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 9(1), pages 271-282.
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    7. Dong-Hun Kim, 2013. "Coercive Assets? Foreign Direct Investment and the Use of Economic Sanctions," International Interactions, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(1), pages 99-117, January.
    8. Ashley Thomas Lenihan, 2014. "Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Acquisition of Power," New Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(2), pages 227-257, March.
    9. Olivier Bertrand & Marie-Ann Betschinger & Alexander Settles, 2016. "The relevance of political affinity for the initial acquisition premium in cross-border acquisitions," Strategic Management Journal, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 37(10), pages 2071-2091, October.
    10. A. Edward Safarian, 2011. "International Mergers and Acquisitions," Chapters,in: International Handbook on the Economics of Integration, Volume III, chapter 6 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    11. Zhang, Jianhong & He, Xinming, 2014. "Economic nationalism and foreign acquisition completion: The case of China," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 212-227.

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