Foreign Direct Investment


A Case Study of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline Project

Author: Terra Lawson-Remer
Hart Publishing Ltd.

Terra Lawson-Remer argues that the International Finance Corporation (the member of the World Bank Group responsible for financing private-sector projects) can and should require inclusion of commitments regarding sustainable development and human rights in the legal covenants that often govern large private-sector investments.

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Investment Treaties: Winners and Losers

Speaker: Jose E. Alvarez
Presider: Terra Lawson-Remer

Jose Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin professor of international law at New York University School of Law, discusses the growth and distributional effects and the human rights implications of global economic governance through bilateral investment treaties, with a focus on the global south.

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Council Special Report No. 34

Global FDI Policy

Authors: David M. Marchick and Matthew J. Slaughter

In the past three years, many countries have adopted or expanded regimes to review inward foreign direct investment (FDI) for either national or economic security purposes, reducing the quantity and quality of global FDI flows. The policy recommendations in this report aim to correct this protectionist drift by proposing guidelines for how countries can better regulate FDI yet still reap its economic benefits.

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Inward Investment and U.S. National Security

Presider: Jeffrey Shafer
Speaker: Kenneth Lieberthal
Speaker: Patrick A. Mulloy
Speaker: William A. Reinsch

The McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics is sponsored by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Corporate Program.

7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meeting

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