Working papers 

„Non-state actors and the design of international dispute settlement mechanisms – A comparative analysis of EU and US efforts to reform investor-to-state dispute settlement“

„Why does the EU conclude Investment Protaction Agreements? – Technocrats and business power in global governance“.


Basedow, R. (2017) „The EU in the Global Investment Regime“ UACES Series, Routledge, London.

Peer-reviewed artciles and book chapters

Basedow, R. (forthcoming) “Good Regulatory Practices and trade liberalisation” in Hoekman, B., Francois, J. (eds), Non-Tariff Barriers in the 21st Century, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Basedow, R. (forthcoming) „The applicability of the Energy Charter Treaty in intra-EU investment arbitration – a historical-political perspective“ in Dimopoulos, A. (ed) The EU and investment arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

The WTO and the Rise of Plurilateralism – What Lessons can we Learn from the European Union’s Experience with Differentiated Integration? Journal of International Economic Law, 22:1, 411–431.

Basedow, R. (2018) „Business lobbying in international investment policy-making in Europe“ in Dialer, D., Richter, M. (eds) Lobbying in the European Union, Springer Press, Heidelberg.

Basedow, R. (2016) „The EU’s new international investment policy – product of Commission entrepreneurship or business lobbying„, European Foreign Affairs Review, 21(4), 469-491 (Price of the editorial board for best artcile by young scholar).

Basedow, R. (2016) „A legal history of the EU’s international investment policy„, Journal of World Investment and Trade, 17(5), 743 –772.

Basedow, R. (2015) „Preferntial investment liberalisation under bilateral investment treaties: how to ensure compliance with WTO law?“, Columbia FDI Perspectives no.162, New York.

Peer-reviewed working and policy papers

Basedow, R. (2018) „Strengthening the World Trade Organisation„, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh.

Basedow, R., Kauffmann, C. (2016) „International trade and Good Regulatory Practices – Assessing the trade impacts of domestic regulation„, OECD Regulatory Policy Working Papers no. 4, OECD Publishing, Paris.

Basedow, R, Kauffmann, C. (2016) “The political economy of international regulatory cooperation–structural and policy–related success factors (GOV/RPC/2016/3)”, OECD Publishing, Paris.

Basedow, R. (2015) „La réforme de la protection d’investissments sous le PTCI et l’AECG„, GEM Working Paper Series, Sciences Po, Paris.

Basedow, R. (2015) „Eine Reform von Investitionsschutz und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit unter CETA und TTIP„, Discussion paper for the TTIP Advisory Council of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy of Germany, Berlin.

Media and blog contributions

Interview on EU investment policy and the state of the world trade regime with the Spanish magazine „Consejeros“

CNN interview on Brexit and trade, „Britain wants to do more business with America. Its plan for Brexit won’t help

Basedow, R. (2018) The implications of a looming global trade war for the United Kingdom after Brexit, LSE Brexit blog.

Basedow, R. (2018) „Lessons from South Korea: What would a hard Brexit mean for British manufacturers“ LSE Europp Blog.

Basedow, R. (2018) „While a global trade war is looming, the UK faces an anarchic world economy„, LSE Brexit blog.

Basedow, R. (2017) „The WTO and the rise of Plurilateralism: What lessons can the WTO draw from the EU’s experience with differentiated integration?“ LSE Europp Blog.

Basedow, R. (2017) „How international regulatory cooperation can ease a ‚hard Brexit‘“ LSE Europp Blog.

Basedow, R. (2015) „How trade policy can help settle the Ukraine crisis“ LSE Europp Blog.

Basedow, R. (2015) „Regulatory Cooperation under TTIP is not the threat to European democracy that it is portrayed as by its opponents„, LSE Europp Blog.

Basedow, R. (2014) „Das Problem mit den Geheimgerichten„, full page op-ed on a reform of international investment arbitration, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 27 September 2014, 20.

Basedow, R. (2014) „Far from being a threat to European democracy, the EU-US free trade deal is an ideal opportunity to reform controversial investment rules and procedures“ LSE Europp Blog.