Books

The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment

Edited by Malan Rietveld and Perrine Toledano (Columbia University Press, forthcoming, May 2017). Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) can be effective tools for national resources revenue management. These state-owned investments, funded by commodity exports, foreign exchange reserves, or other national assets, are adaptable to the challenges posed by financial shocks and have been successfully employed in an… read more

Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options

Edited by Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann, Perrine Toledano, Lise Johnson, and Lisa Sachs (Columbia University Press, July 2016). View the chapter teasers The use of incentives to attract investment is connected to and impacts the most pressing challenges facing us today, including climate change, corruption, employment, development, harmful competition, and public spending efficiency. How, when, where, and why… read more

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The Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy

by |March 18th, 2014

New York: Oxford University Press, 2009-present. Today, international investment law consists of a network of multifaceted, multilayered international treaties that, in one way or another, involve virtually every country of the world. The evolution of this network continues, raising a host of issues regarding international investment law and policy, especially in the area of international… read more

Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them

by |December 16th, 2013

(2013). In December 2013, a diverse group of 14 experts from Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe worked together for five days to produce a user-friendly guide in English and in French on “Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them,” to help policy makers, civil society, citizens, and the media understand the… read more

Inward and Outward FDI Country Profiles, Second Edition 2013

by |November 26th, 2013

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Padma Mallampally, and Geraldine McAllister (New York: VCC, 2013). This second edition contains a series of 77 standardized country profiles dealing with the inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) performance of 40 economies. The profiles have been peer-reviewed by a global network of experts. The publication is intended to… read more

Improving the International Investment Law and Policy Regime: Options for the Future

By Karl P. Sauvant and Federico Ortino (Helsinki: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2013). This booklet discusses briefly the key features of the international investment law and policy regime, identifies drivers for change, discusses critical issues affecting the regime, and lays out various options for improving it. The ebook volume is available for download… read more

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FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment, 2nd Edition

by |November 15th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Jennifer Reimer (New York: VCC, 2012). This second edition provides an overview of important contemporary issues relating to foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational enterprises for all those who are interested in this subject, but are not always in a position to follow diverse perspectives and what is being… read more

Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Lisa E. Sachs, and Wouter P.F. Schmit Jongbloed (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions provides the first major holistic examination and interdisciplinary analysis of sovereign wealth funds. These funds currently hold five trillion dollars’ worth of investments, almost twice the amount in all the… read more

Chinese Outward Investment: An Emerging Policy Framework

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by Lise Johnson, Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder and Jianping Zhang (Winnipeg: International Institute for Sustainable Development and Institute for International Economic Research, 2012). The rapid rise and increasingly significant size of Chinese outward investment is attracting attention and provoking debate not only from a purely economic but also a sustainable development perspective. While the legal and… read more

Special Issue of Transnational Corporations

by |January 16th, 2012

Vol. 20, No. 1, April 2011, guest editors, Karl P. Sauvant and Miles Killingsworth (New York and Geneva: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 2011). View the front matter and a chapter co-authored by Karl P. Sauvant, “FDI, the Global Crisis and Sustainable Recovery”.

The Evolving International Investment Regime: Expectations, Realities, Options

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by José E. Alvarez and Karl P. Sauvant with Kamil Gérard Ahmed and Gabriela P. Vizcaíno (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). The transboundary flow of capital directed at establishing businesses is the engine of the world economy. Approximately 3000 bilateral and regional investment protection treaties worldwide govern this driver of economic globalization. As… read more

Reports of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Determinations

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by Mark Kantor, Michael D. Nolan, and Karl P. Sauvant (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). The only publication to include the complete collection of Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) determinations including historical decisions which have not yet been published. This comprehensive two-volume work is a collection of determinations from OPIC, the US governmental… read more

MNEs from Emerging Markets: New Players in the World FDI Market

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Vishwas P. Govitrikar and Ken Davies (New York: VCC, 2011). The rise of FDI from emerging markets has become a focus of attention since the turn of the century. Over the past few years, firms from these markets have become major investors abroad, complementing their home countries‘ traditional role as… read more

Inward and Outward FDI Country Profiles

by |January 16th, 2012

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Thomas Jost, Ken Davies, and Ana-Maria Poveda-Garces (New York: VCC, 2011).  This compilation contains a series of standardized country profiles of inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI), peer-reviewed by a global network of experts. The publication is intended to contribute to the analysis of trends in foreign direct investment… read more

FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment

by |January 16th, 2011

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Lisa Sachs, Ken Davies, Ruben Zandvliet (New York: VCC, 2011). The 30 chapters in this volume, written by diverse experts on international investment, cover a wide range of issues in this field. Their purpose is to inform readers in a concise manner about some of the important issues and trends… read more

The Rise of Indian Multinationals

by |January 15th, 2011

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Jaya Prakash Pradhan, with Ayesha Chatterjee and Brian Harley (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Hitherto inward-looking, Indian firms have evolved into global players over the past decade. The effects of their expanding overseas greenfield investments and acquisitions are being felt across all regions and sectors of the global market,… read more

Foreign Direct Investment from Emerging Markets: The Challenges Ahead

by |January 14th, 2011

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Geraldine McAllister, with Wolfgang A. Maschek (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Foreign direct investment from emerging markets is an increasingly important phenomenon; firms from developed countries alone no longer undertake this activity. Foreign Direct Investments from Emerging Markets provides the latest scholarship on this subject from eminent contributors from… read more

Investing in the United States: Is the U.S. Ready for FDI From China?

by |January 13th, 2011

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010). The Vale Columbia Center partnered with the U.S. Chinese Services Group of Deloitte LLP to assess the readiness of the United States for foreign direct investment (FDI), and especially M&As, from China. This volume contains the results of the year-long study. It is also of great… read more

Handbook for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment in Medium-size, Low-Budget Cities in Emerging Markets

by |January 13th, 2011

(New York: VCC and MCI, 2009). In November 2009, the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment and the Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI) released the Handbook for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment in Medium-size, Low-Budget Cities in Emerging Markets. With foreign direct investment (FDI) flows declining worldwide by an estimated 40-50% this year (following a decline… read more

The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties and Investment Flows

by |January 12th, 2011

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Lisa E Sachs (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009). In recent years, the treaties and strategies promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) have changed dramatically. In particular, countries have liberalized their FDI laws and have entered into bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and double taxation treaties (DTTs) to attract such investment…. read more

Appeals Mechanism in International Investment Disputes

by |January 16th, 2008

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant with Michael Chiswick-Patterson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). Appeals Mechanism in International Investment Disputes brings together significant contributions from leading voices in academia, the legal profession, and government on the increasingly important topic of international investment and the legal system in which it operates. It compiles, compares and contrasts… read more

The Rise of Transnational Corporations from Emerging Markets: Threat or Opportunity?

by |January 1st, 2008

Edited by Karl P. Sauvant with Kristin Mendoza and Irmak Ince (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2008). The Rise of Transnational Corporations from Emerging Markets: Threat or Opportunity? deals with the range of issues raised by the rise of transnational corporations from emerging markets. This insightful book shows that foreign direct investment from emerging markets has grown… read more

World Investment Prospects to 2011: Foreign Direct Investment and the Challenge of Political Risk

by |September 5th, 2007

Edited by Laza Kekic and Karl P. Sauvant (London and New York: EIU and CPII, 2007). The Columbia Program on International Investment, now the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, partnered with the Economist Intelligence Unit, a member of The Economist Group, to publish World Investment Prospects to 2011: Foreign Direct Investment and the… read more

World Investment Prospects to 2010: Boom or Backlash?

Edited by Laza Kekic and Karl P. Sauvant (London and New York: EIU and CPII, 2006). On September 5, 2006, the Columbia Program on International Investment, now the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, partnered with the Economist Intelligence Unit, a member of The Economist Group, to publish World Investment Prospects to 2010: Boom or Backlash? –… read more