Petros Mavroidis

Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign & Comparative Law

Petros Mavroidis

Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign & Comparative Law

Petros Mavroidis the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School.

He co-teaches courses on the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and international antitrust. Mavroidis provides students with introductory approaches to legal and economic analysis of the existing WTO.

His work on WTO extends beyond the classroom. He was a member of WTO’s legal affairs division. He has also been closely involved in a project of the American Law Institute (ALI) as chief co-rapporteur of “Principles Of International Trade Law: The WTO.”

He has also served as rapporteur for the International Trade Law Committee (ILA).

  • Dr iuris, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1991
  • LL.M., University of California at Berkeley, 1986
  • Master's degree, Institut d'Etudes Européennes, U.L.B, Brussels, 1984
  • Ptihion (LL.B) in Law, University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Law and Economic Science, 1982
Areas of Expertise
  • Organization
  • Climate change issues
  • WTO case law project
  • Preferential Trade Agreements: A Law and Economic Analysis, (with Kyle W. Bagwell), Cambridge University Press, 2011
  • "WTO ‘à la carte‘ or WTO ‘menu du jour‘? Assessing the Case for Plurilateral Agreements," (with Bernard M. Hoekman), European Journal of International Law, 2015
  • “From Sunshine to a Common Agent: the Evolving Understanding of Transparency in the WTO,” (with Robert Wolfe), The Brown Journal of World Affairs, 2015
  • “Dial PTAs for Peace: The Influence of Preferential Trade Agreements on Litigation between Trading Partners,” (with André Sapir), Journal of World Trade, 2015
  • “A Turquoise Mess: Green Subsidies, Blue Industrial Policy, and Renewable Energy; The Case for Redrafting the Subsidies Agreement of the WTO,” (with Aaron Cosbey), Journal of International Economic Law, 2014
  • “Trade Retaliation, EU Jurisprudence, and the Law and Economics of ‘Taking one for the Team,’” (with Bernard M. Hoekman), European Law Journal, 2014
  • “Driftin’ Too Far from Shore, Why the Test for Compliance with the TBT Agreement Developed by the WTO Appellate Body is Wrong, and what Should the Appellate Body Have Done Instead,” The World Trade Review, 2013
  • “To B(TA) or Not to B(TA)? On the Legality and Desirability of Border Tax Adjustments from a Trade Perspective,” (with Henrik Horn), The World Economy, 2011
  • “Beyond the WTO? An Anatomy of the US and EU Preferential Trade Agreements,” (with Henrik Horn and André Sapir), The World Economy, 2010
  • “Auctioning Countermeasures in the WTO,” (with Kyle Bagwell, and Robert W. Staiger), Journal of International Economics, 2008
  • “El Mess in Telmex: a Comment on Mexico–Measures Affecting Telecommunications Services,” (with Damien J. Neven), The World Trade Review, 2006
  • “Recurring Misunderstanding of Non-Recurring Subsidies, US–Certain EC Products,” (with Gene M. Grossman), The WTO Case Law, The American Law Institute Reporters’ Studies, Cambridge University Press, 2007
Activities and Affiliations
  • Chief co-reporter of the American Law Institute (ALI) project, “Principles of International Trade: the WTO”
  • Co-rapporteur of the international trade law committee, International Law Association
  • Member of the board, Council of the World Trade Law Association
  • Associate editor, Journal of World Trade
  • Member, Advisory Board Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Fellow
  • Member, American Society of International Law
Professional Experience
  • Professor, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy, Joint appointment at the Robert Schuman Centre and the Law Faculty, 2011–present
  • Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, 2003–present
  • Professor of Law, University of Neuchâtel, 1996–present
  • International Franqui Chair, Katolieke Universiteit van Leuven, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Woodrow Wilson School Princeton University, 2003
  • Visiting Professor, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, 2003
  • European University Institute (EUI), 1999–2000
  • Visiting Professor, Université de Fribourg, 1999
  • Chargé des cours, Institut d’Etudes Européennes (ULB), 1999–present
  • Legal Advisor to the World Trade Organization (WTO), 1996–present
  • OECD/DAFFEE, Advisor on Trade and Competition, July–August 1994
  • GATT/WTO, Legal Affairs Division, 1992–1996
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, 1991–1992
  • Ministry of Trade, Greece, 1987–1988
  • A. A. Damaskindis (Law Firm), 1986–1987
  • Legal Service (Internship in the Department of External Relations), EC Commission, 1983–1984
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Law of the W.T.O.
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