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More useful FDI statistics for policy makers
Gerrit van den Dool
De Nederlandsche Bank
WGIIS, Paris
20 March 2014
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Inward FDI: Attractiveness?
Outward FDI: Expansion
abroad?
 BD4 major step forward: clear definitions, many
new areas c...
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Attractiveness? Be aware of capital flowing uphill
Put aside capital flowing uphill (20), rather than
sticking to Balanc...
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Current practice: overstatements turned into in
understatements. Think it over?
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Two FDI headline figures, a way out?
 FDI statistics now statistics in its own right 
 Freedom to select/omit FDI bui...
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“It’s complicated” - Make users aware that figures are
baskets of minusses and plusses
Some homework:
“Analyze this”
Cle...
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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 globalisation.

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

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More useful FDI statistics for policy makers - Gerrit van den Dool - 2014 FDI Statistics Workshop

  1. 1. 1 More useful FDI statistics for policy makers Gerrit van den Dool De Nederlandsche Bank WGIIS, Paris 20 March 2014
  2. 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. 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. 4 Current practice: overstatements turned into in understatements. Think it over?
  5. 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. 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!
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