PhD Course on Law & Economics of Trade

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ECTS for PhD students

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Regular fees: 500 CHF

International Fees : 500 CHF

In 2016, for the first time since before the Second World War, national international trade policies and the international arrangements providing a (relatively weak) regulatory framework have become significant public political issues in virtually all of the core countries of the liberal international trading system. In 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the core powers of the liberal trading system adopted strong (as yet, mostly non-trade) sanctions against Russian interests with many arguing for even more stringent trade sanctions.

This course will draw on, in approximately equal measure, research in: economics; law; and political science/sociology. The technical requirements will be modest. However, we will be deploying standard arguments, theory and empirical research from all three fields, thus, I will assume: some basic knowledge of microeconomic theory; and a willingness to read formal argument in the traditions of all three core fields.

Course Content
Lectures: By lecture day

  • Lecture 1: Course Introduction & Core Political Economy Basics
  • Lecture 2: Essential Role of Law in the Support of Markets
  • Lecture 3: Reaping the Gains from Trade & Adjusting to Trade
  • Lecture 4: Policy Spillovers—The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
  • Lecture 5: Law & Economics of Liberalization Norms
  • Lecture 6: Law & Economics of Sovereignty Norms
  • Lecture 7: On National Security and Trade
  • Lecture 8: Shocking the System—GVCs, China, etc.
  • Lecture 9: The Populist Backlash Against Liberal Trade
  • Lecture 10: Crisis and Response in the Liberal Trading System

The course is intended for PhD students. A limited number of people with relevant professional or academic interest may be also admitted.

Lecture hours: 25

ECTS: 4

Send your application to: Phd.applications@wti.org

 

Timetable
Lectures: Total Number of hours: 25.
Class hours are 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00 Monday – Friday, from Monday 18.07 – Friday 22-07.
This is an intensive course. Please try to do (some) readings already before the course-week starts.

Lecturer
Prof. Douglas Nelson is professor in economics at the Murphy Institute and the Department of Economics at Tulane University. His current research interests are primarily focused on the political economy of trade policy, the empirical link between globalisation and national labour markets, and the law and economics of subsidy policy.

Grading
Class participation (20%); presentation of published papers (30%); research paper (50%)

 

Registration
The tuition fee is CHF 500. A limited number of (partial) tuition fee waivers is available for participants from developing countries and WTI partner institutions.

Send your application to: Phd.applications@wti.org

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Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Application Deadline

Type

Summer schools

Certifications & Titles

ECTS for PhD students

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 500 CHF

International Fees : 500 CHF

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