More Stringent BITs, Less Ambiguous Effects on FDI? Not a Bit!
AbstractWe focus on investor-state dispute settlement provisions contained in various, though far from all, bilateral investment treaties as a possible determinant of BIT-related effects on bilateral FDI flows. Our estimation results prove to be sensitive to the specification of these provisions as well as the inclusion of transition countries in the sample. Stricter dispute settlement provisions do not necessarily result in higher FDI inflows so that the effectiveness of BITs as a credible commitment device remains elusive
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Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Dispute Settlement; BITs; FDI flows;
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- Berger, Axel & Busse, Matthias & Nunnenkamp, Peter & Roy, Martin, 2011. "More stringent BITs, less ambiguous effects on FDI? Not a bit!," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 112(3), pages 270-272, September.
- F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law
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- NEP-ALL-2010-05-02 (All new papers)
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