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How to Spend It: Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Wealth of Nations

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Development economics can explain both saving sources and motives that have led to the recent SWF boom, thus helping avoid investment restrictions in OECD countries. As the economics underlying funds from oil exporting countries are different from the economics of East Asian funds, so are the appropriate policy answers.

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  • Helmut Reisen, 2008. "How to Spend It: Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Wealth of Nations," OECD Development Centre Policy Insights 59, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:devaac:59-en
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