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Do bilateral investment treaties attract foreign direct investment?

Mary Hallward-Driemeier

Do bilateral investment treaties attract foreign direct investment?

only a bit ... and they could bite

by Mary Hallward-Driemeier

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Investments, Foreign -- Developing countries.,
    • Investments, Foreign -- Law and legislation -- Developing countries.,
    • Globalization.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMary Hallward-Driemeier.
      SeriesPolicy research working paper ;, 3121, Policy research working papers (Online) ;, 3121.
      ContributionsWorld Bank.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHG3881.5.W57
      The Physical Object
      FormatElectronic resource
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3285580M
      LC Control Number2003616240

      Investment (July ) on establishing transitional arrangements for the existing bilateral investment treaties of the 27 member states. Hence, the first question we address in this paper is to empirically test whether the existing member state BITs have the desired positive impact on foreign direct investment (FDI) outflows to the host. bilateral investment treaties and foreign direct investment The logic of this theoretical argument, developed in greater detail in Section B, also has epistemological implications. It suggests that BITs should not only boost FDI between the signatory states but more broadly increase inward FDI into the developing country signatory.

      Do we need investment treaties? Ronald Eberhard. As of the end of , a total of 2, investment treaties had been concluded globally. The essential purpose of investment treaties is to promote and protect foreign investment. This view is likely to be the reasoning of Indonesia when making bilateral investment treaties. ca, Asia and Latin America in relation to bilateral and regional invest-ment treaty negotiations, investor-state contracts, model investment treaties and foreign investment laws. She has extensive legal, policy, and training experience in the area of international trade, investment, sustainable development, human rights, international environmental.

      My dissertation explores liberalization of foreign direct investment (FDI) since the s. In this research I argue financial sector reforms, which were largely implemented in response to Title: Assistant Professor of . Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) or investment court system (ICS) is a system through which investors can sue countries for discriminatory is an instrument of public international law, and it contains a number of bilateral investment treaties, in certain international trade treaties, such as the USMCA.A version of it also appeared in the older NAFTA (chapter 11), and the.


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Do bilateral investment treaties attract foreign direct investment? by Mary Hallward-Driemeier Download PDF EPUB FB2

Touted as an important commitment device that attracts foreign investors, the number of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) ratified by developing countries has grown dramatically.

Hallward-Driemeier tests empirically whether BITs have actually had an important role in increasing the foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to signatory countries. This paper studies the effects of the strength of bilateral investment treaties (BIT s) on foreign direct investment (FDI) activity.

We develop an index for the strength of international dispute settlement provisions included in BIT s in order to examine the role the content of BIT s plays in attracting Cited by: 3. The global network of over bilateral investment treaties has been built on the basis of promoting foreign direct investment, and yet, after a decade of research, whether in fact BITs lead to an increase in FDI flows is a matter of debate.

ITN has posed a few questions to three academics for their views on the relationship between BITs, FDI flows and sustainable development. 1. Introduction. Developing countries sign bilateral investment treaties (BITs) in order to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI).

In recent decades, BITs have become “the most important international legal mechanism for the encouragement and governance” of FDI (Elkins, Guzman, & Simmons,p. 0).The preambles of the thousands of existing BITs state that the purpose of BITs Cited by: This chapter addresses the question of whether of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) increase foreign direct investment (FDI) to developing countries.

Developing countries that sign more BITs with developed countries receive more FDI inflows. The effect is robust to various sample sizes, model specifications, and whether or not FDI flows are normalized by the total flow of FDI going to.

The literature on foreign direct investment (FDI) has paid an increasing interest to international institutions such as bilateral investment treaties (BITs), but whether BITs help attract FDI is Author: Jason Webb Yackee.

do bilateral investment treaties attract fdi. only a bit and they could bite * do bits really work. revisiting the empirical link between investment treaties and foreign direct investment * bilateral investment treaties and foreign direct investment: correlation versus causation *.

1. Introduction. The first bilateral investment treaty (BIT) was signed between Germany and Pakistan in and came into force in Up toanother BITs have been signed and further BITs are expected in the future (United Nations, ).BITs are designed to facilitate foreign direct investment (FDI) from economies with abundant capital and skilled labor, i.e., mainly OECD.

Salacuse, Jeswald and Nicholas Sullivan, Do BITS Really Work. An Evaluation of Bilateral Investment Treaties and Their Grand Bargain, Harvard International Law Journal, Vol.

46, No. Singh, H. and K.W. Jun, Some new evidence on determinants of foreign direct investment in developing countries, Washington, D.C.: World Bank. The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows is a comprehensive assessment of the performance of these treaties, and presents the most recent literature on BITs and DTTs and their impact on foreign investments.

Downloadable. This paper studies the effect of the strength of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) on FDI activity. We develop an index for the strength of international dispute settlement provisions included in BITs in order to examine the role the content of BITs plays in attracting FDI.

To this end we make use of data from the UNCTAD’s International Investment Agreement Mapping Project. Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment: Correlation Versus Causation. In The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows, edited by Sauvant, Karl P.

and Sachs, Lisa E., – New York: Oxford University Press. promoting inflows of foreign investment, the objective of this study is to reassess the impact of IIAs. Since they are a key instrument in the strategies of most countries, in particular developing countries, to attract foreign investment, policymakers need to know what role these treaties actually.

Do Bilateral Investment Treaties Lead to More Foreign Investment. By Damon Vis-Dunbar and Henrique Suzy Nikiema 30 April The global network of over bilateral investment treaties (BITs) has been built on the basis of promoting foreign direct investment (FDI), and yet, after a decade of research, whether in fact BITs lead to an increase in FDI flows is a matter of debate.

certain countries in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Over the past two and half decades, there has been a considerable increase in the number of BITs agreed to by countries in Asia.1 The reason Do Bilateral Investment Treaties Promote Foreign Direct Investment.

The literature on foreign direct investment (FDI) has paid an increasing interest to international institutions such as bilateral investment treaties (BITs), but whether BITs help attract FDI is. signing bilateral investment treaties (BITs) as a way to entice foreign investors to their shores.

Recent years have witnessed an explosion of such treaties. BITs are heralded by their proponents as an important means of attracting new foreign direct investment (FDI). Touted as an important commitment device that attracts foreign investors, the number of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) ratified by developing countries has grown dramatically.

The author tests empirically whether BITs have actually had an important role in increasing the foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to signatory countries. While bilateral investment treaties purport to help “host” states attract foreign direct investment from “home” states, Sarita Patil Woolhouse of the UK’s Anglia Ruskin University says an analysis of FDI flows and hundreds of ICSID cases suggests that the routes taken by investments are driven not by the origin of capital but by tax considerations, and that states may therefore only.

The literature on foreign direct investment (FDI) has paid an increasing interest to international institutions such as bilateral investment treaties (BITs), but whether BITs help attract FDI is an unsettled question. Downloadable! The rapid and concurrent increase in both foreign investment and government efforts to attract foreign investment at the end of last century makes the question of causality between the two both interesting and challenging.

I take up this question for the case of the nearly 2, bilateral investment treaties (BITs) that have been signed since Keywords: Bilateral investment treaties, foreign direct investment, political risk.

JEL classification: F21, K33, O 1 Introduction Designing a favorable policy to attract foreign investors has become one of the hottest topics among developing countries.

Several national and international policies which are. Since the mids, most countries, especially the developing, have become more open to foreign direct investment Protection Standards in Bilateral Investment Treaties and Their Contribution in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment 27 Downloads; Part of the Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics book series (EBES, volume 15/1).