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Do the European Union's bilateral investment treaties matter? The way forward after Lisbon. CEPS Working Document No. 333, July 2010

Guerin, Selen. (2010) Do the European Union's bilateral investment treaties matter? The way forward after Lisbon. CEPS Working Document No. 333, July 2010. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    This working paper addresses a number of policy-relevant issues regarding the EU’s bilateral investment treaties (BITS), namely, whether the EU’s BITs have a significantly positive impact on outflows; and which member states and which BIT partners have had a significant experience after the implementation of the BIT. The author finds that both OECD BITs and EU BITs have a statistically significant and positive impact on FDI outflows. This result is robust to the inclusion of variables such as privatisation proceeds that control for the level of economic reform, the level of trade linkages, the level of democratic freedom and a measure of risk of expropriation among other standard controls. A number of policy implications of these findings are also considered.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > Single Market > capital, goods, services, workers
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Lisbon Treaty
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Working Documents
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010
    Page Range: p. 15
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:34
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14577

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