The objective of the course is to provide a comprehensive presentation and analysis of the WTO law. The course is restricted to the trade agreements of WTO, that is, trade in goods and trade in services, and a detailed examination of the dispute settlement system. We start, nevertheless, with a detailed historical account of the GATT genesis. The instructors pay particular attention to the case law: the WTO being a rare (in international relations) third-party compulsory adjudication system, WTO courts have contributed significantly to the evolution of the WTO regime. In every course, following a presentation of the modern status of law and case law, we ask two questions: to what extent case law makes sense from an economics perspective, and, if it does not, to what extent the distortion lies in the interpretation or the legal regime itself? We thus aim to initiate students to a critical evaluation of the WTO regime (besides a positivistic presentation) as well.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L6488-001||12F||Law of the WTO|
|P. Mavroidis||TWR 6:20 PM-9:10 PM||WJWH 103|
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