An Economic Analysis of Bilateral Investment Treaties by Jan Peter SasseAn Economic Analysis of Bilateral Investment Treaties by Jan Peter Sasse

An Economic Analysis of Bilateral Investment Treaties

byJan Peter Sasse

Paperback | January 13, 2011

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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.
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.
Title:An Economic Analysis of Bilateral Investment TreatiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:239 pagesPublished:January 13, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3834927562

ISBN - 13:9783834927569


Table of Contents

International Investment Law and Expropriation Risk; Protection of Foreign Direct Investment through BITs; Institutional Competition and BITs; Transparency in Investment Arbitration