The Investor‐​State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Panel II — Does ISDS Protect or Subsidize Foreign Direct Investment, and What Are its Economic Consequences?

Featuring Shaun Donnelly, Daniel J. Ikenson, Chris Sands, Lori Wallach, & Kimberly Elliot

This panel will discuss various economic and developmental aspects of ISDS, debate whether ISDS is a necessary inducement for foreign investors, examine the costs and benefits of ISDS rules to various U.S. entities, and consider whether and how ISDS provisions may be impacting the trade agenda.