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An Economic Analysis of Bilateral Investment Treaties

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Part of the book series: Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts (ÖAR)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Introduction

    • Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 1-5
  3. Foreign Direct Investment

    • Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 6-16
  4. Economic and Legal Protection of FDI

    • Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 17-66
  5. The Economics of BITs

    • Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 67-123
  6. BITs and Institutional Competition

    • Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 124-154
  7. BITs and Institutional Quality

    • Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 155-176
  8. BITs and Transparency

    • Jan Peter Sasse
    Pages 177-198
  9. Summary and Outlook

    • 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.

Keywords

  • Arbitration
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Institutional Competition
  • Law and Economics
  • Political Risk

About the author

Dr. Jan Peter Sasse completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Hamburg under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Eger, Managing Director of the Institute of Law and Economics. He now works in the public sector.

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eBook USD 69.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-8349-6185-3
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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 89.99
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