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Forecasting the Number of Future ICSID Cases 1

Forecasting the Number of Future... and I. INTRODUCTION Beginning in 1997, the number of investor-state arbitration cases filed with the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSm) has increased dramatically. From 1972-1996, only 38 cases were filed, averaging about 1.5 cases a year. From 1996 to 20103, meanwhile, 293 cases were filed, averaging almost 21 a year. Figure 1 presents the number of filings by year over time. FIGURE 1: ICSID Filings OVER. TIME Though the total number of filings began to increase significantly starting in 1997, it hit peaks in 2003 (with 31 cases) and again in 2007 (37 cases), as seen in Figure 2 below. Between and since those two peaks, the total number of filings has hovered in the 21-27 range. FIGURE 2: TOTAL FILINGS Ovek Tovre (1997-2010) In order to identify trends in historical data, as well as future results, it is instructive to assess which countries have produced the most filings (as respondents), and how filings against these countries have increased or decreased over time. With this information, it is possible to theorize why certain countries are more likely to face arbitration from foreign investors, and where the majority of arbitration cases will come from in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World Investment and Trade Brill

Forecasting the Number of Future ICSID Cases 1

Journal of World Investment and Trade , Volume 12 (2): 9 – Jan 1, 2011

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1660-7112
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2211-9000
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10.1163/221190011X00201
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and I. INTRODUCTION Beginning in 1997, the number of investor-state arbitration cases filed with the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSm) has increased dramatically. From 1972-1996, only 38 cases were filed, averaging about 1.5 cases a year. From 1996 to 20103, meanwhile, 293 cases were filed, averaging almost 21 a year. Figure 1 presents the number of filings by year over time. FIGURE 1: ICSID Filings OVER. TIME Though the total number of filings began to increase significantly starting in 1997, it hit peaks in 2003 (with 31 cases) and again in 2007 (37 cases), as seen in Figure 2 below. Between and since those two peaks, the total number of filings has hovered in the 21-27 range. FIGURE 2: TOTAL FILINGS Ovek Tovre (1997-2010) In order to identify trends in historical data, as well as future results, it is instructive to assess which countries have produced the most filings (as respondents), and how filings against these countries have increased or decreased over time. With this information, it is possible to theorize why certain countries are more likely to face arbitration from foreign investors, and where the majority of arbitration cases will come from in

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Journal of World Investment and TradeBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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