Adnan Serič

Adnan Seric is research manager at the Department of Policy, Research and Statistics (PRS) of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) where he leads department’s work on global value chains and foreign direct investments. Prior to joining PRS, Adnan has been part of UNIDO’s trade and investment team leading the design and implementation of technical assistance programs in multiple countries, especially in the Africa, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia region. His research has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals, books, special reports, policy briefs, social media and blogs. Previously, he worked as an economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) where he has conducted policy research and provided advisory services on trade and investment related issues in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. Adnan holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of St Andrews (UK).

Content by Adnan Seric
  • Blog post

    Attracting quality foreign direct investment in developing countries

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries has a bad reputation. In some discussions, it is presented as tantamount to postcolonial exploitation of raw materials and cheap labour. However, recent data shows that FDI in developing countries increasingly flows to medium and high-skilled manufacturing sectors, involving elevated income levels (Figure 1). What’s...

    19 Oct 2017 | Theodore Moran, Holger Görg, Adnan Seric, Christiane Krieger-Boden

  • Blog post

    Does South-South FDI Pay?

    Can South-South FDI, or investment flows between institutionally comparable partners better stimulate growth through backward linkages? When it comes to foreign direct investment, much of the concern both in the public and in the academic community centres on investment flows moving from developed to developing countries, but there is now an increasing trend of...

    31 May 2016 | Lucia Perez Villar, Adnan Seric, Christiane Krieger-Boden