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More stringent BITs, less ambiguous effects on FDI? Not a bit!

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  • Berger, Axel
  • Busse, Matthias
  • Nunnenkamp, Peter
  • Roy, Martin

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We show that the effectiveness of bilateral investment treaties in promoting FDI inflows remains elusive even when accounting for the strength of investor-state dispute settlement provisions contained in various, though far from all, BITs.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 270-272

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:3:p:270-272

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Keywords: Dispute settlement BIT FDI flows;

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  1. Richard Blundell & Steve Bond, 1995. "Initial conditions and moment restrictions in dynamic panel data models," IFS Working Papers W95/17, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  2. Busse, Matthias & Königer, Jens & Nunnenkamp, Peter, 2008. "FDI Promotion through Bilateral Investment Treaties More Than a Bit," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 39891, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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  1. Axel Berger & Matthias Busse & Peter Nunnenkamp & Martin Roy, 2013. "Do trade and investment agreements lead to more FDI? Accounting for key provisions inside the black box," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 10(2), pages 247-275, June.
  2. Eric Neumayer & Peter Nunnenkamp & Martin Roy, 2014. "Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious? Host Country Competition for Foreign Direct Investment through International Agreements," Kiel Working Papers 1910, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  3. Tekin, Rıfat Barış, 2012. "Economic growth, exports and foreign direct investment in Least Developed Countries: A panel Granger causality analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 868-878.

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