• Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1959-2000 

    Elkins, Zachary; Guzman, Andrew; Simmons, Beth A. (International OrganizationInternational Organization Foundation, 2012-05-18)
    Over the past forty-five years, bilateral investment treaties (BITs) have become the most important international legal mechanism for the encouragement and governance of foreign direct investment. The proliferation of ...
  • The Globalization of Liberalization: Policy Diffusion in the International Political Economy 

    Elkins, Zachary; Simmons, Beth A. (American Political Science ReviewAmerican Political Science Association, 2012-04-13)
    One of the most important developments over the past three decades has been the spread of liberal economic ideas and policies throughout the world. These policies have affected the lives of millions of people, yet our ...