Journal Article

More Stringent BITs, Less Ambiguous Effects on FDI? Not a Bit!

Authors

  • Axel Berger
  • Matthias Busse
  • Peter Nunnenkamp
  • Martin Roy
Publication Date

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.

Info

JEL Classification
F21, F23, K33
DOI
10.1016/j.econlet.2011.05.026

Key Words

  • BITs
  • dispute settlement
  • FDI flows
  • FDI-Ströme