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The Australian Future Fund  

Xi-Chong Xu

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter outlines the creation and development of the Australian Future Fund (FF), showing how and why policy makers adopted this option to manage the challenges presented by the “good ... More

Is it Possible to Avoid the St Augustine Syndrome of Fiscal Procrastination?: The Case of Chile  

Eric Parrado

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
Chile has managed to avoid the St Augustine Syndrome of fiscal procrastination. This has required the prudent management of both fiscal flows and stocks. On the one hand, a fiscal policy ... More

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global and the Implications of its Activities for Stakeholders  

Geoffrey Wood, Noel O'Sullivan, Marc Goergen, and Marijana Baric

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
The chapter discusses the role and impact of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (NGPFG) (which has some $873 billion of assets), explaining its objectives, its characteristics ... More

Sovereign Wealth and the Extraterritorial Manipulation of Corporate Conduct: A Multifaceted Paradigm in Transnational Law  

Salar Ghahramani

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
Global legal harmonization is an aspect of transnational law whereby a family of norms is formed by a non-state legal order. Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs)—diverse in terms of their ... More

Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments and Industry Performance: Evidence from Europe  

Sophie Béreau, Jean-Yves Gnabo, Malik Kerkour, and Hélène Raymond

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
In the past decade, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have been very active in western economies with massive liquidity injections and numerous stakes in various strategic areas. While a vast ... More

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Investment Choices and Implications Around the World  

Nuno Fernandes

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter examines investments of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in publicly traded firms, focusing on how these investments impact firms, and the potential channels through which their ... More

Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Resource Curse: Resource Funds and Governance in Resource-Rich Countries  

Jędrzej George Frynas

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
Historically, a key purpose of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) has been to help manage and minimize a range of negative economic and political consequences of natural resource wealth, often ... More

Sovereign Wealth Funds in Central and Eastern Europe  

Piotr Wiśniewski

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter examines the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) activity of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) from two perspectives: CEE-based SWFs operating internationally and CEE as hosts to ... More

Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Persian Gulf States  

Gawdat Bahgat

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
The period from early 2000s to 2014 witnessed unprecedented and sustained high oil prices transforming the main oil and gas exporters in the Persian Gulf into major players in global ... More

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