ISDS reform and air guitar: A response to Grant and Kieff

Author: Maria Laura Marceddu
Published: 19.07.2022
In issue 2020(2) of EJIL, we published an empirical study concerning the public perception of investment arbitration. Our article presents the results of four experiments that we conducted to assess which factors mostly affect the public acceptance of investor-State dispute resolution outcomes. In our study we tested a number of possible factors that influence public perception – i.e. the institutional design of ISDS, the rights investment arbitration protects, and the inclusion or exclusion of domestic investors from the benefits of ISDS. Thomas D. Grant and F. Scott Kieff have published a fascinating and thought-provoking response to our study. We are…