How Much Value within Foreign Direct Investment Can a Government Destroy?
Journal of Wealth Management, Forthcoming
Posted: 25 Jan 2012
Date Written: January 17, 2012
This paper employs techniques from real options analysis to determine an actual value that can be gained or lost due to government policy instead of a speculated value. Although a government commits to promoting a particular area of business (in this case, the sugar industry in Vietnam), implementation and conflicting policies can make the investment much less profitable. By employing real options analysis, the investor gets a better picture of the losses and gains under a particular governmental policy which should lead to more prudent investment decisions.
Keywords: Real options, foreign direct investment, government policy, emerging markets
JEL Classification: F36, F37, G28
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