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

      Elkins, Zachary; Guzman, Andrew; Simmons, Beth A. (International OrganizationInternational Organization Foundation, 2006-10)
      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 ...