COVID-19 and Investment – An UNCTAD Research Round-Up of the International Pandemic’s Effect on FDI Flows and Policy

2 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2020

Date Written: April 30, 2020

Abstract

The shuttering of commercial activity in the face of the Corona (Covid-19) pandemic will have a dramatic effect on the global economy. UNCTAD’s Division on Investment and Enterprise has been monitoring the impact on investment, as well as its implications for development. In the face of the unprecedented circumstances, this issue of the Transnational Corporations furnishes a brief overview of this work, notably from the perspective of foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment policy. UNCTAD’s World Investment Report (forthcoming, June 2020) will provide an expanded and in-depth analysis of FDI trends and investment policy developments that also accounts for the impact of the pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19,foreign direct investment, investment policy

Suggested Citation

Zhan, James, COVID-19 and Investment – An UNCTAD Research Round-Up of the International Pandemic’s Effect on FDI Flows and Policy (April 30, 2020). Transnational Corporations Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3624092

James Zhan (Contact Author)

UNCTAD ( email )

Palais des Nations
Office E 8074
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

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