Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 03/2015

Which host country government actors are most involved in disputes with foreign investors?

Jeremy Caddel, Nathan M. Jensen.

May 2014

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


Using data on international investment arbitration, the authors catalog the types of state actors involved in disputes and the actions that lead to arbitration. We find that the majority of disputes are the result of actions taken by the executive branch.