Publications

Working Paper, 2016
Towards the Renegotiation of the Itaipu Treaty”. (Working Paper, 2016). Print.
Investment Disputes, Sovereignty Costs and States' Strategies ”. (Working Paper, 2016). Print.
Submitted
Structural Power and International Regimes”. (Submitted). Print.
Forthcoming
UNCITRAL and the Possibility of Returning to the Multilateral Regulation of Foreign Investments”. (Forthcoming). Print.
Susan Strange: Trade as a Secondary Structure”. Handelspolitik und Welthandel in der Internationalen Politischen Okonomie (ed Holger Janusch). Springer VS, Forthcoming. Print.
2016
Gwynn, Maria A. Power in the International Investment Framework. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Web. To the bookAbstract

This book offers a unique analysis of bilateral investment treaties (BITs). By developing a new, power-focused paradigm for understanding the international investment framework, the author illustrates why there was no paradoxical behaviour when developing countries agreed to the BIT regime, and what has spurred their reaction against it now. She also examines how attempts to regulate investment at a multilateral level have failed, and why the rules of the framework are evolving. Inspired by the work of Susan Strange, Gwynn fills a significant lacuna in our understanding of these issues by demonstrating how power determines the actions of all those involved. This holistic reinterpretation of international investment focuses in particular on Latin America, but has wider implications for the negotiation of new treaties, including such controversial provisions as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It will appeal to lawyers, economists, political scientists and scholars of Latin America. 

2015
Gwynn, Maria A. “South American Countries’ Bilateral Investment Treaties: A Structuralist Perspective”. Journal of International Dispute Settlement 6 (2015): , 6, 97-117. Web. To the ArticleAbstract

An analysis of the international investment framework through a different lens, the structuralist one, allows to understand why South American countries signed Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). It also answers other puzzling questions surrounding the BIT regime like why are South American countries reacting against the regime, why the multilateral attempts to regulate investment continue to fail and why the rules continue to change.

2007
Gwynn, Maria A. Contratos Internacionales para el Sector Privado. Asuncion, Paraguay: Editorial El Lector, 2007. Print.