Research surveys

International Investment Agreements – Efficient Means to Promote Swedish Growth?

A central aspect of the Swedish economic integration with the outside world is out- and inward foreign direct investment (FDI). Like many other countries, Sweden has entered into a large number of state-to-state investment agreements that aim to promote FDI by protecting foreign investors against host country policy measures.


Horn, Henrik and Pehr-Johan Norbäck (2019), "International Investment Agreements – Efficient Means to Promote Swedish Growth?". Report no. 2018/024; PM 2019:09. Östersund: Tillväxtanalys.

Henrik Horn


Ph: +46 8 665 4540

Pehr-Johan Norbäck


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Mob: +46 73 574 3379

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State


This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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To present ongoing research informal brown-bag seminars are held on Mondays at 11:30 am. This is an opportunity for IFN researchers to test ideas and results.

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