The 10 most opened Columbia FDI Perspectives in 2022 

Dear Colleague,

As you know, the Columbia FDI Perspectives, published by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), are concise, peer-reviewed articles dealing with topical issues in the FDI space. Each Perspective can be no longer than 850 words (including footnotes) and must contain clear policy recommendations. They are published every two weeks and sent to CCSI’s mailing list; other mailing lists also distribute the Perspectives, including in Chinese. 

Of the 27 Perspectives published in 2022 and sent to our mailing list, all (but one) were opened over 4,000 times. Those opened most often, based on CCSI’s mailing list alone, are listed below.

Naturally, a Perspective being opened does not necessarily mean that it is being read. But, since they are short and topical, chances are that many recipients also read the text.

Thank you for your interest.

All the best,

Karl P. Sauvant
Editor-in-Chief, Perspectives
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Abigail Greene
Managing Editor, Perspectives
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The ten most opened Perspectives during 2022: 

1.        Karl P. Sauvant and Rebecca Chacon Naranjo, “WTO processes would benefit from the input of civil society” (opened 5,321 times)
2.        Carlo Pietrobelli, Roberta Rabelotti and Ari Van Assche, “How are global value chains altering policy narratives?” (opened 4,884 times)
3.        Crina Baltag, “Denying the benefits of the Energy Charter Treaty: Shiftingthe policy or just the burden of proof?” (opened 4,688 times)
4.        Bernard M. Hoekman and Petros C. Mavroidis, “Investment facilitation in the WTO: The case for early harvesting” (opened 4,678 times)
5.        Julien Chaisse and Arjun Solanki, “Advancing climate-change goals: From reactive to proactive systemic integration” (opened 4,638 times)
6.         Wolfgang Alschner, “Why omitting general public policy exceptions from investment treaties is a setback for the right to regulate” (opened 4,528 times)
7.         Christian Pitschas, “Defining investment in a future WTO agreement on investment facilitation for development” (opened 4,527 times)
8.         Luca Jobbágy, “BEPS reform: The end of fiscal incentives to attract FDI?” (opened 4,523 times)
9.        Vanessa Tsang, “Strengthening international negotiation assistance for developing host countries” (opened 4,520 times)
10.    Charles-Emmanuel Côté, “The new Canadian Model investment treaty: A quiet evolution” (opened 4,513 times)

Karl P. Sauvant, PhD
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Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment*
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