Working Papers


  • 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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  • 30-June-2010

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    OECD's FDI Restrictiveness Index: 2010 Update - OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2010/3

    This working paper, the 2010 update of the FDI Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index), expands the sectors covered and revises the way in which FDI measures are scored and weighted.

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  • 16-June-2010

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    Foreign State Immunity and Foreign Government Controlled Investors, OECD Working Papers on International Investment, No. 2010/2

    This working paper examines two issues concerning foreign state-controlled investors: whether the doctrine of foreign state immunity may make it difficult for private parties to pursue legitimate claims against them and whether that doctrine creates regulatory enforcement gaps for host countries.

  • 17-May-2010

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    Intellectual Property Rights in International Investment Agreements, OECD Working Papers on International Investment, No. 2010/1

    This working paper provides an overview of recent developments in investment treaty practice with regard to the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs).

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  • 7-December-2006

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    OECD's FDI regulatory restrictiveness index: Revision and extension to more economies - Working Paper 2006/4

    This working paper provides a revised measure of regulatory restrictions on inward foreign direct investment (FDI) for OECD countries and extends the approach to 13 non-member countries.

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  • 23-October-2006

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    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements - Working Paper 2006/3

    Given the very frequent occurrence of the umbrella clause in modern investment treaties, and the different language used in these treaties, this paper aims to improve an understanding of the interpretations of this clause.

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