Working Papers


  • 30-June-2010

    English, Excel, 1,042kb

    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

    English, Excel, 597kb

    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

    English

    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

    English, Excel, 151kb

    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

    English, Excel, 186kb

    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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  • 3-March-2006

    English, Excel, 263kb

    Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement in Infrastructure Projects - Working Paper 2006/2

    This working paper summarises information available in the public domain about investor-state dispute settlement in the infrastructure sectors.

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  • 1-February-2006

    English, Excel, 565kb

    Improving the System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: An Overview - Working Paper 2006/1

    This working paper deals with issues related to the quality of arbitral awards; examines issues related to multiple and parallel proceedings and explores the merits of consolidation of claims; and deals with challenges of jurisdictional nature.

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  • 23-September-2005

    English, Excel, 342kb

    Multilateral Influences on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - Working Paper 2005/2

    This working paper provides background information on what multilateral instruments have influenced or supported the Multinational Enterprises Guidelines and more.

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  • 23-September-2005

    English, Excel, 395kb

    Corporate Responsibility Practices of Emerging Market Companies - A Fact-Finding Study - Working Paper 2005/3

    This working paper presents a fact finding study of the corporate responsibility policies and practices of emerging market companies.

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  • 30-June-2005

    English, Excel, 268kb

    2005/1 - Transparency and Third Party Participation in Investor-State Dispute Settlement Procedures

    The system of investment dispute settlement has borrowed its main elements from the system of commercial arbitration. However, investor-state disputes often raise public interest issues which are usually absent from international commercial arbitration. As a result, the traditional manner in which governmental measures are reviewed for compliance with international law in a private setting, i.e. confidential in camera proceedings

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