Book Project: Empirical perspectives on investment treaty arbitration

This book project will bring together some 25 scholars from multiple disciplines who are conducting empirical research in the field of investment treaty arbitration. A writers' workshop takes 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:

Shiro Armstrong (Australian National University), Daniel F. Behn (PluriCourts), Tarald Laudal Berge (PluriCourts), Andrea Bjorklund (McGill University), Stavros Brekoulakis (Queen Mary School of Law), Christopher Drahozal (University of Kansas), Cedric Dupont (The Graduate Institute), Ole Kristian Fauchald (PluriCourts), Chiara Giorgetti (University of Richmond), Florian Grisel (King's College London), Yoram Haftel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Gus Van Harten (Osgoode Hall School of Law), Daphna Kapeliuk (Goldfarb Seligman), Malcolm Langford (University of Oslo), Sheng Li (Yaly Law School), Luke Nottage, (University of Sydney), Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen (University College London), Sergio Puig (University of Arizona), Thomas Schultz (King's College London), Catherine Rogers (Pennsylvania State University), Anton Strezhnev (Harvard University), Alec Stone Sweet (Yale Law School), Alexander Thompson (Ohio State University), Jason Yackee (University of Wisconsin), Meng Jia Yang (King's College London)


Program for the writers' workshop


Tags: Investment, Legitimacy
Published Aug. 19, 2015 9:56 AM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2021 9:39 AM