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How do Bilateral Investment Treaties work? Evidence from highly regulated industries

Abstract:

While much has been written on whether signing bilateral investment treaties (BITs) actually leads to greater inward foreign direct investment (FDI), relatively little attention has been paid to understanding the underlying question of how BITs attract investment. This thesis helps to fill this gap, both theoretically and empirically. It develops a rational choice account of why a government that has signed many BITs will be incentivized to adopt marginally more investor-friendly...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
New College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-02-27

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