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Virtues and Vices of International Investment Agreements

2017-06 IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2017

Author(s): Henrik Horn and Thomas Tangerås

Virtues and Vices of International Investment Agreements Henrik Horn and Thomas Tangerås

State-to-state investment treaties such as TTIP and CETA have recently come under intense fire in the policy debate. Their vague formulations and highly potent compensation mechanisms are alleged to prevent host countries from pursuing legitimate public policy goals. An ongoing IFN project scrutinizes the economics and politics of investment agreements – and explains why some of the popular criticism seems to be warranted.


Horn, Henrik and Thomas Tangerås (2017), Virtues and Vices of International Investment Agreements". IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2017.

Henrik Horn


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Thomas Tangerås


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