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The Arab Spring: How soon will foreign investors return?

Barbour, Paul Antony; Economou, Persephone; Jensen, Nathan M.; Villar, Daniel

The Arab Spring dramatically increased investors' perceptions of political risk in MENA. An examination of these perceptions indicates long-run optimism that political transitions in the region -- if democratic and coupled with political stability -- could increase FDI and contribute to MENA's economic development.

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Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
Columbia FDI Perspectives, 67
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May 10, 2012
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