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


ISBN13: 9780195388534
Published: April 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00



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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 knowledge and technology spillovers.

The basic purpose of concluding bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and double taxation treaties (DTTs) is to signal to investors that investments will be legally protected under international law in case of political turmoil and to mitigate the possibility of double taxation of foreign entities. But the actual effect of BITs and DTTs on the flows of foreign direct investment is debatable.

The Effect of Bilateral Investment Treaties and Double Taxation Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment Flows is a comprehensive assessment of the performance of these treaties, and presents the most recent literature on BITs and DTTs and their impact on foreign investments.

Subjects:
International Investment Law
Contents:
Contributors
Foreword: Andreas F. Lowenfeld
Preface: John H. Dunning
BITs, DTTs and FDI flows: an Overview: Lisa E. Sachs and Karl P. Sauvant

PART I: Introduction
A Brief History of International Investment Agreements
Kenneth J. Vandevelde
The Framework of Investment Protection: The Content of BITs
Peter Muchlinski
Explaining the Popularity of Bilateral Investment Treaties, Andrew T. Guzman
Double Tax Treaties: An Introduction
Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

PART II: Exploring the Impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment Flows
Do BITs Really Work: An Evaluation of Bilateral Investment Treaties and Their Grand Bargain
Jeswald W. Salacuse and Nicholas P. Sullivan
Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment: A Political Analysis
Tim Buthe and Helen V. Milner
Do Bilateral Investment Treaties Increase Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries?
Eric Neumayer and Laura Spess
The Impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment
Peter Egger and Michael Pfaffermayr
New Institutional Economics and FDI Location in Central and Eastern Europe
Robert Grosse and Len J. Trevino
Do Investment Agreements Attract Investment? Evidence from Latin America
Kevin P. Gallagher and Melissa B.L. Birch
The Global BITs Regime and the Domestic Environment for Investment
Susan Rose-Ackerman
The Impact on Foreign Direct Investment of BITs
UNCTAD
Do Bilateral Investment Treaties Attract FDI? Only a Bit And They Could Bite
Mary Hallward-Driemeier
Do BITs Really Work? Revisiting the Empirical Link between Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment
Jason Yackee
Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment: Correlation Versus Causation
Emma Aisbett
Why Do Developing Countries Sign BITs?
Deborah L. Swenson

PART III: Exploring the Impact of Double Taxation Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment Flows
Do Bilateral Tax Treaties Promote Foreign Direct Investment?
Bruce A. Blonigen and Ronald B. Davies
The Effects of Bilateral Tax Treaties on U.S. FDI Activity
Bruce A. Blonigen and Ronald B. Davies
The Impact of Endogenous Tax Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Theory and Empirical Evidence
Peter Egger, Mario Larch, Michael Pfaffermayr and Hannes Winner
Host-Country Governance, Tax Treaties and U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
Henry J. Louie and Donald J. Rousslang
Tax Treaties for Investment and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study
Allison D. Christians
It's All in the Timing: Assessing the Impact of Bilateral Tax Treaties on U.S. FDI Activity
Daniel L. Millimet and Abdullah Kumas
Do Double Taxation Treaties Increase Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries?
Eric Neumayer

PART IV: Exploring the Impact of Tax and Investment Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment Flows
The Effect of Tax and Investment Treaties on Bilateral FDI Flows to Transition Economies
Tom Coupe, Irina Orlova and Alexandre Skiba
Selected Bibliography on Bilateral Investment Treaties and Double Taxation Treaties
Lisa E. Sachs