International Economic Law


The purpose of this seminar is to provide an overview of the three mains institutions that have shaped the international economic order in the aftermath of the II World War: the GATT/WTO; the International Monetary Fund (IMF); and the World Bank Group. Greater emphasis will be accorded to the study of the WTO and, in particular, to the free trade of goods and services.


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  • BOSSCHE, Peter Van den/ZDOUC, Werner, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Law: Texts, Cases and Materials, 4th. edition (CUP: 2017)
  • CARREAU, Dominique/JUILLARD, Patrick/BISMUTH, Régis/HAMANN, Andrea, Droit international économique, 6ème. Edition (Dalloz: 2017)
  • DALLIER, Patrick/La PRADELLE, Géraud/GHÉRARI, Habib, (dir), Droit de l¿Économie Internationale (Éditions A. Pedone: 2004)
  • HERDEGEN, Mathias, Principles of International Economic Law (OUP: 2013)
  • LACHENMANN, Frauke / WOLFRUM, Rüdiger (eds.), International Economic Law ¿ The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP: 2015)
  • LESTER, Simon/MERCURIO, Bryan/DAVIES, Arwel, World Trade Law: Text, Materials and Commentary, 3rd. edition (Hart: 2018)
  • LOWENFELD, Andreas F., International Economic Law, 2nd edition (OUP: 2008)
  • QUREISHI, Asif H./Ziegler, Andreas R., International Economic Law, 3rd edition (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011)
  • S. SURANOVIC, International Trade ¿ Theory and Policy (2010) -
  • TREBILCOCK, Michael J., Advanced Introduction to International Trade Law, 2nd. edition (Edward Elgar: 2015)

Teaching method

Classes will combine lectures with discussions on previously designated topics. Students will have advance access to reading materials and/or bibliographical references on the designated topics.

Evaluation method

Students may choose between two types of assessment: (i) an assessment exclusively based on the grade obtained at the final written exam (100%); or (ii) an assessment based on the weighted average resulting from the grade obtained in the final written exam (50%) combined with the grade resulting from active participation in the classroom (50%). The latter will require the reading of materials on and discussion of preselected topics, including but not restricted to excerpts taken from the case law of the WTO.

Subject matter

The syllabus covers the three pillars of the international economic order, with greater emphasis on the free trade pillar (WTO).


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