Theodore Moran

Theodore H. Moran holds the Marcus Wallenberg Chair in International Business and Finance at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he teaches and conducts research at the intersection of international economics, business, foreign affairs, and public policy. Dr. Moran is founder of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, and serves as Director in providing courses on international business-government relations and negotiations to some 600 undergraduate and graduate students each year.

His most recent books include Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Benefits, Suspicions, and Risks with Special Attention to FDI from China, with Lindsay Oldenski, (Washington, DC: Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2013), and Outward Foreign Direct investment and US Exports, Jobs, and R&D: Implications for US Policy, with Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Lindsay Oldenski, assisted by Martin Vieiro, (Washington, DC: Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2013).

Content by Theodore Moran
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    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