More useful FDI statistics for policy makers - Gerrit van den Dool - 2014 FDI Statistics Workshop
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Gerrit van den Dool's presentation at the FDI Statistics Workshop (20 March 2014) during the session on whether or not FDI statisics are still a useful metric when measuring investment......

Gerrit van den Dool's presentation at the FDI Statistics Workshop (20 March 2014) during the session on whether or not FDI statisics are still a useful metric when measuring investment globalisation.

Find out more at http://www.oecd.org/daf/inv/measuring-globalisation-fdi-statistics-workshop-2014.htm

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  • 1. 1 More useful FDI statistics for policy makers Gerrit van den Dool De Nederlandsche Bank WGIIS, Paris 20 March 2014
  • 2. 2 Inward FDI: Attractiveness? Outward FDI: Expansion abroad?  BD4 major step forward: clear definitions, many new areas covered, linkages to AMNE statistics, distinction of SPEs, role for headquarters  BUT Are we be better serving policy makers now?
  • 3. 3 Attractiveness? Be aware of capital flowing uphill Put aside capital flowing uphill (20), rather than sticking to Balance of Payments constrains NL: net outflow 21 understatement of expansion abroad UK: net inflow 21 understatement of attractiveness
  • 4. 4 Current practice: overstatements turned into in understatements. Think it over?
  • 5. 5 Two FDI headline figures, a way out?  FDI statistics now statistics in its own right   Freedom to select/omit FDI building blocks Economic activity Financial activity Exclude
  • 6. 6 “It’s complicated” - Make users aware that figures are baskets of minusses and plusses Some homework: “Analyze this” Clear communciation to users of paramount importance to make BD4 a success!