Empirical Perspectives on Investment Treaty Arbitration

This book project, edited by Ole Kristian Fauchald and Daniel Behn, will bring together some 25 scholars from multiple disciplines who are conducting empirical research in the field of investment treaty arbitration. A writers' workshop took place in Oslo 27-28 August 2015 in order to consider 15 draft contributions. The plan is to finalize the book for publication during the first semester of 2016.

The project will provide a solid basis for subsequent research projects under the international investment law pillar at PluriCourts by:

  • 1) establishing cooperation and a solid knowledge base among researchers who are doing empirical research in the field of investment treaty arbitration;
  • 2) uncovering and partly addressing the lack of data and availability of awards through the development of comprehensive quantitative and qualitative datasets (as part of this project we are in the process of establishing a database on all known treaty-based arbitration);
  • 3) identifying and partly responding to significant research questions relating to issues of legitimacy in investment treaty arbitration.

Confirmed participants in the book project:

Tags: Investment, Legitimacy
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