New Thinking about the Costs and Benefits of Investor-State Arbitration

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In a new video in GEG's New Thinking on Investment Treaties series, Professor Jason Yackee presents a framework to help state policymakers weigh up the costs and benefits of signing a new investment treaty.

In the video, Professor Yackee explains the potential political and economic benefits that states usually expect from investment treaties, and how states could go about measuring these benefits. He also discusses the potential political and economic costs of investment treaties, and ways that these costs can be measured and mitigated. Professor Yackee then applies the framework to the negotiations between the US and the EU for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP. Watch the video to see more.

New Thinking on Investment Treaties is a series of short presentations by academics, practitioners, and civil society on key topics in international investment law, hosted by the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment at Columbia University. The series facilitates open access to cutting-edge research and information, and aims to help enrich discussions about the past, present, and future of investment treaties. The full schedule of online presentations is available here.