In recent years, investor-State arbitration has inspired an impressive array of high-quality commentary in a range of forms and fora. The public domain is graced by numerous books, dozens of journal articles, and abundant offerings seeming to appear spontaneously in the digital realm. The topic has been pursued with distinction at the Hague Academy and in other prominent lecture series. Several empirical studies testing our assumptions have also emerged. Judging, moreover, from the still-inreasing nuber of theses devoted to investor-State topics, the sense that more remains to be said continues to thrive among academic supervisors and entry level scholars. Certainly, the topic persistently features in a significant percentage of the many arbitration-related conferences regularly sponsored by learned and professional societies.
Jack J. Coe Jr., Book Review: Lucy Reed, Jan Paulsson, and Nigel Blackaby, Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2d ed., 2011), 4 158 (2012).