THE FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT TO AUSTRALIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY: REFORMING TREATY AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE

Grant number: DP140102526 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018

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Abstract

This project will evaluate the economic and legal risks associated with the Australian Government’s current policy on investor-state dispute settlement through multidisciplinary research, namely econometric modeling, empirical research through stakeholder surveys and interviews, as well as critical analysis of case law, treaties and regulatory approaches. The aim of this project is to identify optimal methods of investor-state dispute prevention, avoidance and resolution that efficiently cater to inbound and outbound investors as well as Australia as a whole. The goal is to promote a positive climate for investment inflows and outflows, while maintaining Australia's ability to take sovereign..

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