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

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

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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