Asymmetries in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey: What Lies Behind?

Author/Editor:

Emma Angulo ; Alicia Hierro

Publication Date:

November 21, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper analyzes asymmetries in direct investment positions reported in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) following a top down approach. First, it examines asymmetries at global level; second, it examines asymmetries between CDIS reported and derived data for individual economies; and third, the paper analyzes data at bilateral economy level. Then, the paper explores seven main reasons for asymmetries, including those arising even when economies follow international standards. Finally, the paper includes a section on addressing bilateral asymmetries and concludes with specific planned actions to reduce asymmetries, including initiatives led by international organizations.

Series:

Working Paper No. 17/261

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 21, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484330036/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2017261

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

49

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