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The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct InvestmentBilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows$
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Karl P. Sauvant and Lisa E. Sachs

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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The Global BITs Regime and the Domestic Environment for Investment

The Global BITs Regime and the Domestic Environment for Investment

The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment

Susan Rose-Ackerman (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the impact of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) on foreign direct investment (FDI). It introduces the basic theoretical framework developed in Bubb and Rose-Ackerman (2007) and in Tobin and Rose-Ackerman (2008), and then summarizes the empirical finding of Tobin and Rose-Ackerman. It offers some thoughts on the rise of the BITs regime and its implications for the possibility of a Multilateral Investment Agreement. The chapter shows that BITs have a positive impact on FDI flows to developing countries, but only in interaction with the political and economic environment for investment.

Keywords:   bilateral investment treaties, foreign direct investment, investment inflows, Multilateral Investment Agreement

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