Why LDCs Sign Treaties that Hurt Them: Explaining the Popularity of Bilateral Investment Treaties

50 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2012

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

A serious analysis of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and their implications for both investment levels and the distribution of the gains from investment is timely. BITs have become the dominant international vehicle through which investment is regulated.

Keywords: international law

Suggested Citation

Guzman, Andrew T., Why LDCs Sign Treaties that Hurt Them: Explaining the Popularity of Bilateral Investment Treaties (1998). Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 38, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2176003

Andrew T. Guzman (Contact Author)

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

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