Working Papers


  • 23-July-2014

    English

    Investment Treaty Law, Sustainable Development and Responsible Business Conduct: A Fact Finding Survey, International Investment Working Paper 2014/1

    Investment treaties are often thought to be silent on investors’ responsibilities to host societies and on their contributions to sustainable development. This paper establishes a factual and statistical basis for understanding the relationship between investment treaty law and governments’ ability to advance the sustainable development agenda and promote responsible business conduct.

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  • 13-December-2013

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    Temporal validity of international investment agreements: a large sample survey of treaty provisions, International Investment Working Paper 2013/4

    International investment agreements almost universally define their temporal validity and thus set conditions for States’ exit from these treaties. This study presents the results of the survey of language that determines the temporal validity of 2,061 bilateral investment agreements that the 55 economies participating in the OECD-hosted Freedom of Investment Roundtables have concluded with any other economy.

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  • 1-August-2013

    English

    Lessons from investment policy reform in Korea

    This study documents the liberalisation of the FDI regime in Korea between 1990 and 2010 and examines how and why it came about. The paper focuses on the lessons can we draw from the Korean experience about how to achieve rapid and sustainable reforms.

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  • 1-August-2013

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    Lessons from investment policy reform in Korea

    This study documents the liberalisation of the FDI regime in Korea between 1990 and 2010 and examines how and why it came about. The paper focuses on the lessons can we draw from the Korean experience about how to achieve rapid and sustainable reforms.

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  • 23-May-2013

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    China Investment Policy Update

    This paper examines China’s investment policy since the publication of the 2008 OECD Investment Policy Review of China and recommends that the Chinese government continue its efforts to liberalise and increase the transparency and predictability of the framework for both inward and outward FDI. OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2013/1.

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  • 19-December-2012

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    Investor-state dispute settlement: A scoping paper for the investment policy community, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/3

    Governments are facing an increasing number of arbitration claims by foreign investors relating to important public policies or seeking substantial damages, and many governments are taking a greater joint interest in how such cases are resolved in investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). This scoping paper has supported inter-governmental dialogue about ISDS at several OECD-hosted investment Roundtable meetings.

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  • 30-November-2012

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    Dispute settlement provisions in international investment agreements: A large sample survey, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/2

    This survey of a sample of 1,660 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) identifies the main parameters of ISDS regulation in BITs; traces their emergence, frequency and dissemination over time; and highlights past and recent country-specific treaty practice.

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  • 7-June-2012

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    Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting: A Stocktaking of Government Schemes , OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/1

    This paper provides an overview of current government schemes promoting corporate reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and analyses their main building blocks. It describes the drivers and challenges for governments, companies and investors in dealing with GHG reporting

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  • 10-June-2011

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    Defining and measuring green FDI: An exploratory review of existing work and evidence, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2011/2

    This paper documents efforts to date to define and measure green FDI and to investigate the practicability of various possible definitions, as well as to identify investment policy restrictions to green FDI.

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  • 30-May-2011

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    Environmental concerns in international investment agreements: a survey, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2011/1

    This working paper presents a survey establishing a statistical portrait of governments’ investment treaty writing practices in relation to environmental concerns.

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