Participant Info

First Name
Rachel
Last Name
Wellhausen
Country
USA
University
University of Texas at Austin
Keywords
multinational corporations, FDI, trade treaties, investment treaties, sovereign debt
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

International political economy

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

The politics of multinational corporations

Sovereign debt

International investment and trade treaties

Native American economic development

 

Recent Publications

The Shield of Nationality: When Governments Break Contracts with Foreign Firms (Cambridge University Press 2015)

“Under One Roof: Supply Chains and the Protection of Foreign Investment.” (with Leslie Johns) American Political Science Review 2016 (Forthcoming).

“Recent Trends in Investor-State Dispute Settlement.”Journal of International Dispute Settlement 7(1): 117-135. 2016.

“Bondholders v. Direct Investors? Competing Responses to Expropriation.” International Studies Quarterly 59(4): 750-764. 2015.

Media Coverage

Media interviews: National Public Radio “All Things Considered,” National Geographic, LA Times, TIME Magazine, Moyers & Company, among others.

Read how states are vulnerable to aggrieved foreign investors even when they win favorable international legal rulings: Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” (27 April 2016).

Read what international investment law means for environmental issues: National Geographic (5 November 2015) and Moyers & Co (8 January 2016).

Read why international treaties enabling foreign firms to sue governments over property rights violations matter for the United States: Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” (30 November 2015) and LA Times (19 August 2015).

Read about Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” (26 March 2015) and NPR’s “All Things Considered” (28 October 2015).

Read an application of my book’s arguments to contemporary Ukraine: Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” (26 March 2014).

 

Country Focus
Eastern Europe

Research Areas

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