Unexpected and Growing Interest in Land Investments? The Asian Case

20 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2013

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Bruna Zolin

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Lucia Luzi

Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics

Date Written: November 11, 2013

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide an Asian perspective on land investments with particular reference to the European position in terms of land acquisition. At first, the paper recalls the relevance that land holds as a distinct factor of production and consumption. Then, it investigates the different ways employed to define the recent phenomenon of land-grabbing in the increasing literature review. In order to contribute to the discussion on the issue, the second part of the paper is devoted to the examination of the Asian case. Furthermore, it analyses both the direct and the indirect role played by the European Union in influencing and enhancing the phenomenon of land-grabbing in Asia. The paper concludes with observations and proposals on the impact of land-grabbing.

Keywords: Land, Natural resources, Asia, EU, Food security, Energy security, Environment, Public policies

JEL Classification: Q15, Q24, Q42, O13, O53, P28

Suggested Citation

Zolin, Bruna and Luzi, Lucia, Unexpected and Growing Interest in Land Investments? The Asian Case (November 11, 2013). University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Dept. of Economics Research Paper Series No. 26. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2352941

Bruna Zolin (Contact Author)

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

Lucia Luzi

Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics ( email )

595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States

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