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Foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been crucial in supporting developing economies to participate in global trade by facilitating the flow of capital, talents, and knowledge. To understand its transformational power, we measure FDI's impact on economic growth in the Asia Pacific region, and discuss policies for maximizing its benefits. For evidence of FDI's impact, we look no further than China in our infographic and a series of comprehensive papers.

Our FDI experts & contributors

Get access to proven experience and fresh thinking in cross-border trade, policy and business. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.

Matt Murray

Ambassador, US Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Steve Dyokas

Director of the US APEC Host Secretariat, US State Department

Henry Storey

Senior Analyst - Asia, Dragoman

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Monetary policy
Political economy

Michael Mudd

Digital trade economist, and founder and Managing Partner, Asia Policy Partners LLC (APP)

Song Gao

Co-CEO and Head of Research, PRC Macro

Areas of expertise

Chinese politics
China’s economic policy
US-China relations

Amitendu Palit

Senior Research Fellow; and Research Lead (Trade and Economics)

Riccardo Crescenzi

Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics

Oliver Harman

Cities Economist, International Growth Centre, University of Oxford

Iris Mantovani

Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Alexandre de Crombrugghe

Head of Investment Promotion and Facilitation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Jos Meester

Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Guido Lanfranchi

Junior Researcher, Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit (CRU)

Tony Makin

Professor of Economics, Griffith University

David Dollar

Senior fellow, John L Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

Lauren Kyger

Digital Content Manager, National Committee on US-China Relations

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
Foreign direct investment
Digital trade

Stephen Olson

Former Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Sustainable trade
Trade negotiations
Free trade agreements
Tariffs & non-tariff barriers

Alex Capri

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation and lecturer, NUS Business School

Areas of expertise

Technology and trade
Global value chains
Tariffs and non-tariff barriers

Akhmad Bayhaqi

Senior Analyst, APEC Policy Support Unit

Daniel Ikenson

Director of Policy Research, NDP | Analytics

Juita Mohamad

Director, Economics and Business Unit, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Malaysia

Mihir Sharma

Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

Vasuki Shastry

Associate Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme , Chatham House (United Kingdom)

Simon J. Evenett

Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, University of St Gallen, and Founder, Global Trade Alert

Areas of expertise

International trade policy
National competition law
Economic development

Johannes Fritz

CEO, St Gallen Endowment for Prosperity Through Trade

Michael Enright

Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong

Areas of expertise

Foreign direct investment
Impacts of trade
US-China trade
Greater Bay Area

Dini Sari Djalal

Associate Director - Editorial, Hinrich Foundation

Andrea Durkin

Former Principal of Sparkplug, LLC and creator of Consensus Learning, LLC

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
Tariffs and trade barriers

Scott Miller

Senior Adviser, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, CSIS

Bruce Hirsh

Principal and Founder, Tailwind Global Strategies LLC