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Political Risk Guarantees and Capital Flows: The Role of Bilateral Investment Treaties

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  • Mina, Wasseem

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This paper examines the influence of political risk guarantees of bilateral investment treaties on debt and equity flows using panel data on middle income countries for the period 1984-2011. Adopting system GMM methodology, the paper empirically finds that ratified bilateral investment treaties with OECD countries have a combined positive influence on non-guaranteed debt flows and a direct positive influence on portfolio equity flows. The results highlight the importance of considering political risk guarantees in financial integration, regulation of financial markets and institutions, and capital liberalization.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 51811.

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Keywords: Political risk guarantees; bilateral investment treaties; capital flows; debt flows; equity flows;

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