Political risk insurance and bilateral investment treaties: a view from below
While relationship between bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and political risk insurance (PRI) has often been alleged to be considerable, in practice there is practically no publicly available evidence to sustain this assumption. This chapter reviews evidence from a recent survey of officials in private and public (or mixed private-public) PRI providers.
The full analysis can be found in:
L. Skovgaard Poulsen, 'The Importance of BITs for Foreign Direct Investment and Political Risk Insurance: Revisiting the Evidence.' In: K. Sauvant (ed.) Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2009/2010 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010)
Lauge Skovgaard Poulsen, 'Political risk insurance and bilateral investment treaties: a view from below,' in: K. Sauvant, L. Sachs, K. Davies, and R. Zandvliet, eds., FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment (New York: Columbia Law School, 2011).