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The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment
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The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows

Karl P. Sauvant and Lisa E. Sachs

Abstract

In recent years, the treaties and strategies promoting global investment have changed dramatically. The widespread liberalization of economic policy has effectively spurred an increase in foreign direct investment (FDI). By encouraging foreign investors to enter international markets, many countries are witnessing exponential growth within their economies and local industries. The surge of FDI not only brings capital for emerging or growing industries, but it is also capable of boosting the country's economy by creating greater access to financing, more job opportunities, and potential knowled ... More

Keywords: global investment, economic policy, foreign direct investment, technology spillovers, bilateral investment treaties, double taxation treaties, treaties performance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388534.001.0001

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Karl P. Sauvant, author
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Lisa E. Sachs, author

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Contents

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Part One INTRODUCTION

Part Two EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATIES ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FLOWS *

Part Three EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF DOUBLE TAXATION TREATIES ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FLOWS

Part Four EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF TAX AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT TREATIES ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FLOWS