How many straws to break a camel’s back? How do illiberal economies attract so much FDI

Hungary and Poland demonstrate the importance of micro political risks in determining FDI patterns. Investors are not a passive, unified collective, but a disparate mass of proactive actors with varying interests; they can form strategies to mitigate risks and seize the opportunities that arise out of them. Risk is a rocky landscape to be navigated rather than a storm to be endured. Hungary and Poland continue to offer a wide range of instruments and benefits to this end.

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