- Thomas Cottier, University of Beirne, Switzerland
'Undertaking a Research Handbook in International Economic Law is an enormous challenge, and I believe the scholars mobilized for this project have fully met that challenge. The selection of topics is comprehensive, the footnotes and bibliographies are careful and copious, and the writing is lucid, understandable by beginners as well as experts. As I go about revising my own treatise on international economic law, the Handbook will be my constant guide.'
- Andreas F. Lowenfeld, New York University School of Law, US
This major new work consists of carefully commissioned original and incisive contributions from leading scholars in the field of international economic law. Covering a full range of topics, the Handbook provides an accessible treatment of the law in each area, as well as a thoughtful synthesis and discussion of related public policy issues from a broadly social science perspective.
The book includes extensive coverage of international trade issues, which are generally considered to be the core of international economic law, and focuses on such topics as barriers to trade, dispute settlement, trade and services, regionalism and remedies. It also goes significantly beyond these to look at related areas of the discipline; international investment, including discussion of regulatory issues and private rights of action; intellectual property issues relating to trade; commercial law; legal and economic aspects of international tax and international finance; the closely related areas of trade and international competition policy; international environmental law; and, international telecommunications.
Providing in many cases a unique interdisciplinary blend of analysis, the Handbook offers a cutting edge approach to international economic law, and an authoritative source of reference for scholars, graduate students and policymakers.
Contributors: F.M. Abbott, A. Beviglia Zampetti, M. Fishbein, A.T. Guzman, B. Hoekman, H. Horn, R. Kariyawasam, A. Mattoo, P.C. Mavroidis, R.K. Rasmussen, J.A. Roin, P. Sauvé, H.S. Scott, R.H. Steinberg, A.O. Sykes, J.P. Trachtman, M. Trebilcock, D.P. Wood