International Economic Law and Policy

  1. I enjoyed this recent JIEL article by Emily Lydgate, called "Is it Rational and Consistent? The Wto’s Surprising Role in Shaping Domestic Public Policy." Here is the abstract: What makes regulation rational? And why is rationality important to an international...
  2. Here's a comment we wrote in our Dispute Settlement Commentary for the DS491 panel report right at the end of last year: U.S. ITC Tie Vote under WTO Law Normally, there are six commissioners who serve on the U.S. International...
  3. Yesterday, Canada launched the first WTO dispute of the year to mark the start of the auspicious year of 2018. The respondent in the dispute - the US - was apparently not very amused and called the request for consultations...
  4. Ken Vandevelde is one of the preeminent scholars on investment treaties. He has a new short paper entitled "IIA provisions, properly interpreted, are fully consistent with a robust regulatory state" here. In the paper, he makes a couple points that...
  5. After a recent trip to Iceland -- great scenery and delicious food! -- I wanted to learn more about the country, so naturally I looked up Iceland's most recent WTO Trade Policy Review and skimmed through the Secretariat report.* I...

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