An Economic Analysis of Bilateral Investment Treaties

  • Authors
  • Jan Peter┬áSasse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 1-5
  3. Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 6-16
  4. Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 17-66
  5. Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 67-123
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    Pages 124-154
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    Pages 155-176
  8. Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 177-198
  9. Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 199-203
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 205-239

About this book


Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are an important instrument for the protection of foreign direct investment (FDI). However, compared to international trade law, international investment law has so far received only little research attention from an economic point of view. By applying a law and economics approach, Jan Peter Sasse provides a systematic analysis of the way BITs function. He explains why BITs are more than just a signal, how they relate to institutional competition as well as to institutional quality and why transparency in international investment arbitration is hard to achieve and may even be detrimental.


Arbitration Foreign Direct Investment Institutional Competition Law and Economics Political Risk

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-2756-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-6185-3
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