Tagged: Foreign investment

Library acquisitions — April 2017

We are pleased to send you our list of selected new acquisitions from April 2017. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

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Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Comparative economic development in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh : agriculture in the 20th century / Takashi Kurosaki.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926744

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Global political economy / edited by John Ravenhill.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926684

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Preview: https://goo.gl/3pgyZU

Global political economy : theory and practice / Theodore H. Cohn.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926633

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Preview: https://goo.gl/F2TXU5

Governing climate change / Harriet Bulkeley and Peter Newell.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926730

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Preview: https://goo.gl/rfVTR9

International investment law : reconciling policy and principle / Surya P. Subedi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926704

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Preview: https://goo.gl/wIyVa6

An introduction to international investment law / David Collins.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926623

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Preview: https://goo.gl/gPWfOK

Multilevel constitutionalism for multilevel governance of public goods : methodology problems in international law / Ernst Ulrich Petersmann.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926539

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Preview: https://goo.gl/SAMNvm

Negociación internacional : enfoque estratégico / Luis Alfonso Gómez Dominguez.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926665

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Preview: https://goo.gl/1OPnAV

Non-discrimination and the role of regulatory purpose in international trade and investment law / Andrew D. Mitchell, David Heaton, Caroline Henckels.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926686

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Preview: https://goo.gl/IO85RE

Rethinking free trade, economic integration and human rights in the Americas / María Belén Olmos Giupponi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926692

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Preview: https://goo.gl/133aKp

Treaty shopping in international investment law / Jorun Baumgartner.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926659

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Preview: https://goo.gl/R8BHlH

World on the move : consumption patterns in a more equal global economy / Tomás Hellebrandt and Paolo Mauro ; assisted by Ján Zilinský.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926678

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Preview: https://goo.gl/fkRNsx

WTO retaliation : effectiveness and purposes / Michelle Limenta.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926700

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Preview: https://goo.gl/nRmxPv

 

The International Investment Regime and Foreign Investor Rights

The international investment regime (IIR) continues to be a subject of an intense debate. After a first wave of criticism, investment arbitration and awards have shown some changes in areas such as transparency and deference. However, the calls for reform have not ceased; to the contrary, they have exacerbated. Most critical research continues denouncing investment arbitration as a way of settling foreign investment disputes. Those who defend the IIR in turn claim that the use of proportionality can resolve most of the existing concerns in this field.

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The Effects of Trade and Investment Liberalization on Korea’s FDI

While most of RTA talks have incorporated rules on industrial tariff and non-tariff barriers, services, and trade remedies in the past, countries now seek to co-operate on other areas of policymaking, such as rules on investment. This article provides detailed analysis on the effects of trade and investment liberalization on Korea’s inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) by collecting all relevant information on substantive investment provisions contained in all Korea FTAs in force as May 2013 and constructing indices of the extensiveness of investment provisions.

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Implications of China’s on-going dependence on foreign technology

This paper examines the on-going high level of dependency of China’s economy on foreign sources of technology during the period since accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Because this dependency is a major cause of concern for China’s leaders and policymakers, they have sought to shift the direction of the economy particularly since 2006 towards a greater focus on indigenous innovation. Achieving such a major transformation, however, in an era when much of China’s economic activity has become integrated within the global value chains of major corporations, is very challenging, and the evidence to date suggests only a modest level of success on the part of Chinese companies to substitute for the on-going dominant position of foreign companies particularly in China’s high technology sectors. Some progress has been made, however, in the private sector’s share of economic activity in contrast to the declining share of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

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The Role of International Development Finance Institutions in Financing Infrastructure in Africa and Its Implications for Korea

This study surveys the types and amount of financial resources that multilateral and bilateral DFIs provide for Africa, and makes an in-depth analysis of major projects in Africa financed by them. Moreover, this study explores how Korean ECAs and investors collaborate with international financial institutions to provide increased funding for Africa’s infrastructure development projects.

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Implications of China’s on-going dependence on foreign technology

This paper examines the on-going high level of dependency of China’s economy on foreign sources of technology during the period since accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Because this dependency is a major cause of concern for China’s leaders and policymakers, they have sought to shift the direction of the economy particularly since 2006 towards a greater focus on indigenous innovation. Achieving such a major transformation, however, in an era when much of China’s economic activity has become integrated within the global value chains of major corporations, is very challenging, and the evidence to date suggests only a modest level of success on the part of Chinese companies to substitute for the on-going dominant position of foreign companies particularly in China’s high technology sectors.

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Institutional Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in China

China’s success in attracting high levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) has drawn a lot of attention from around the world, and so has the fast growth of Chinese regions that have enjoyed the lion’s share of the FDI inflow. The specific mechanisms through which FDI has benefited the country’s economic development, however, are less clear than the spectacular growth in both the capital flow and the economy.

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