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FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment

FDI PERSPECTIVES: ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT, K. Sauvant, L. Sachs, K. Davies, R. Zandvliet, eds., Vale Columbia Center, 2011

122 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2012  

Karl P. Sauvant

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lisa Sachs

Columbia University - Columbia Center on Substainable Investment

Kenneth Davies

Columbia University

Ruben Zandvliet

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden Law School

Gary Clyde Hufbauer

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Institute for International Economics

Laza Kekic

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nathan M. Jensen

Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science

Edmund J. Malesky

Duke University, Political Science

Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

University of Michigan Law School

Jose Guimon

Autonomous University of Madrid

Lorenzo Cotula

University of Edinburgh - School of Law

Christian Bellak

WU, Vienna University of Economics and BA

Markus Leibrecht

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Terutomo Ozawa

East-West Center

Michael Mortimore

Drylands Research

Carlos Razo Sr.

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Premila Nazareth Satyanand

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Gert Bruche

Berlin School of Economics and Law

Anne van Aaken

University of St. Gallen - Law Department; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Jürgen Kurtz

Melbourne Law School

Kathryn Gordon

Investment Division, OECD

Joachim Pohl

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Investment Division

Veljko Fotak

State of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo; Bocconi University - BAFFI Center on International Markets, Money, and Regulation

William L. Megginson

University of Oklahoma; College of Industrial Management

Charles Kovacs

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mark Plotkin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David N. Fagan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Subrata Bhattacharjee

Heenan Blaikie LLP

Armand de Mestral

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Jason Webb Yackee

USC Gould School of Law

Kevin P. Gallagher

Boston University

Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen

University College London

Susan D. Franck

American University - Washington College of Law

Hans Smit

Columbia University - Law School

Michael D. Nolan

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Frederic G. Sourgens

Washburn University - School of Law

Luke Eric Peterson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Gus Van Harten

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Alexandre de Gramont

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 1, 2011

Abstract

In late 2008, as financial markets were crashing, the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment launched the Columbia FDI Perspectives. The first Perspective, entitled “The FDI recession has begun,” correctly forecast an FDI recession in the following year. From that first Perspective in late 2008 to the end of 2010, the series published thirty-three concise notes on topical FDI-related issues by diverse experts in the field. The purpose of these Perspectives is to inform readers about some of the important issues and trends in the contemporary debate on FDI, and to promote a wide-ranging discussion about the policy implications of these trends and events. The topics of these Perspectives, while not an exhaustive list of the issues raised by the global investment regime, capture a dynamic period in the global debate on international investment and reflect many hot topics and issues of continuing relevance in 2009-2010. Topics ranged from the implications of the financial crisis and recession for major economies, to the changing geography of the international investment regime and policy questions faced by emerging markets; from the implications of sovereign investment for national security and measures taken to restrict such investment, to policy options for countries seeking to increase inward investment flows and trying to stay competitive in a downward market; from investment in land and agriculture, to investment in extractive industries – raising important questions both for national policy and for the international investment regime. The range of topics reflects the multifaceted, interdisciplinary and rapidly evolving nature of key issues in international investment. This compilation of the Perspectives offers snapshots of some of the most topical issues of 2009-2010 and an opportunity to connect the dots, drawing out the interconnections among the various themes addressed in the stand-alone Perspectives. It is the collection of these issues and policy considerations that, woven together, forms the changing fabric of the international investment regime. By putting these pieces together in one volume, this e-book allows a clearer picture to emerge.

Keywords: International investment treaties and arbitration, national investment policies, emerging market investors

Suggested Citation

Sauvant, Karl P. and Sachs, Lisa and Davies, Kenneth and Zandvliet, Ruben and Hufbauer, Gary Clyde and Kekic, Laza and Jensen, Nathan M. and Malesky, Edmund J. and Avi-Yonah, Reuven S. and Guimon, Jose and Cotula, Lorenzo and Bellak, Christian and Leibrecht, Markus and Ozawa, Terutomo and Mortimore, Michael and Razo, Carlos and Satyanand, Premila Nazareth and Bruche, Gert and van Aaken, Anne and Kurtz, Jürgen and Gordon, Kathryn and Pohl, Joachim and Fotak, Veljko and Megginson, William L. and Kovacs, Charles and Plotkin, Mark and Fagan, David N. and Bhattacharjee, Subrata and de Mestral, Armand and Yackee, Jason Webb and Gallagher, Kevin P. and Skovgaard Poulsen, Lauge N. and Franck, Susan D. and Smit, Hans and Nolan, Michael D. and Sourgens, Frederic G. and Peterson, Luke Eric and Van Harten, Gus and de Gramont, Alexandre, FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment (January 1, 2011). FDI PERSPECTIVES: ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT, K. Sauvant, L. Sachs, K. Davies, R. Zandvliet, eds., Vale Columbia Center, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1989606

Karl P. Sauvant

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lisa Sachs

Columbia University - Columbia Center on Substainable Investment ( email )

William C. Warren Hall, 1st floor
410 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States
(212) 854-0691 (Phone)

Kenneth Davies

Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

Ruben Zandvliet (Contact Author)

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden Law School ( email )

Leiden University Law Faculty
P.O. Box 9520
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://law.leiden.edu/organisation/publiclaw/publicinternationallaw/staff/zandlviet-r.html

Gary Clyde Hufbauer

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Institute for International Economics ( email )

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1903
United States

Laza Kekic

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Nathan M. Jensen

Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science ( email )

219 Eliot Hall
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

Edmund J. Malesky

Duke University, Political Science ( email )

140 Science Drive (Gross Hall), 2nd floor
Duke University Mailcode: 90204
Durham, NC 27708-0204
United States

Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
734-647-4033 (Phone)

Jose Guimon

Autonomous University of Madrid ( email )

Campus Cantoblanco
C/Kelsen, 1
Madrid 28049
Spain

Lorenzo Cotula

University of Edinburgh - School of Law ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom

Christian Bellak

WU, Vienna University of Economics and BA ( email )

Welthandelsplatz 1
Vienna, Vienna 1020
Austria
00431313364505 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.wu.ac.at/u/bellak/

Markus Leibrecht

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Augasse 2-6
A-1090 Wien
Austria

Terutomo Ozawa

East-West Center ( email )

1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601
United States

Michael Mortimore

Drylands Research ( email )

17 Market Square
Crewkerne, Somerset
United Kingdom

Carlos Razo Sr.

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Premila Nazareth Satyanand

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Gert Bruche

Berlin School of Economics and Law ( email )

Badensche Strasse 52
Berlin, 10825
Germany
+493085965910 (Phone)
+493085965911 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.hwr-berlin.de

Anne Van Aaken

University of St. Gallen - Law Department ( email )

Guisanstrasse 36
St. Gallen, CH-9010
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.unisg.ch/en/Schools/Law/Ueber+LS/Lehrstuehle/Lehrstuhl+van+Aaken/Professorin.aspx

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods ( email )

Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 10
D-53113 Bonn, 53113
Germany

Jürgen Kurtz

Melbourne Law School ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia
613 8344 4770 (Phone)
613 8344 9971 (Fax)

Kathryn Gordon

Investment Division, OECD ( email )

2 rue André Pascal
Paris, 75016
France
(331) 45 24 98 42 (Phone)
(331) 45 24 90 50 (Fax)

Joachim Pohl

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Investment Division ( email )

2 rue André Pascal
Paris, 75775
France

Veljko Fotak

Bocconi University - BAFFI Center on International Markets, Money, and Regulation ( email )

Milano, 20136
Italy

State of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo ( email )

School of Management, University at Buffalo
236 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
United States
+1 716-645-1541 (Phone)

William L. Megginson

University of Oklahoma ( email )

307 W Brooks, 205A Adams Hall
Norman, OK 73019
United States
(405) 325-2058 (Phone)
(405) 325-1957 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/M/William.L.Megginson-

College of Industrial Management ( email )

Dhahran, 31261
Saudi Arabia

Charles Kovacs

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mark Plotkin

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

David N. Fagan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Subrata Bhattacharjee

Heenan Blaikie LLP ( email )

P.O. Box 185, Suite 2600
South Tower, Royal Bank Plaza
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J4
Canada

Armand De Mestral

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

Jason Webb Yackee

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Kevin P. Gallagher

Boston University ( email )

595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States

Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Susan D. Franck

American University - Washington College of Law ( email )

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

Hans Smit

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States

Michael D. Nolan

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Washington, DC
United States

Freddy G. Sourgens

Washburn University - School of Law ( email )

1700 College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
United States

Luke Eric Peterson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Gus Van Harten

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada
416 650 8419 (Phone)

Alexandre De Gramont

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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