Overview

As conflict and cooperation among states turn to an ever greater extent on economic issues, this fully updated and expanded second edition presents a comprehensive exploration of the legal foundations of the international economy. It not only examines the current status of the law, but also explores the origins, political tensions and development of outcomes that are often difficult to comprehend.

Lowenfeld examines the major elements of ...
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International Economic Law

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Overview

As conflict and cooperation among states turn to an ever greater extent on economic issues, this fully updated and expanded second edition presents a comprehensive exploration of the legal foundations of the international economy. It not only examines the current status of the law, but also explores the origins, political tensions and development of outcomes that are often difficult to comprehend.

Lowenfeld examines the major elements of economic law in the international arena including the World Trade Organization and its antecedents; dumping, subsidies, and other devices that alter the market; the International Monetary System, including the collapse of the Bretton Woods system; the debt of developing countries; the law of foreign direct investment, including changing perceptions of the rights of host states and multinational enterprises; and economic sanctions. The book also contains
chapters on competition law, environmental law, and new chapters on intellectual property and the various forms of arbitration; demonstrating how these subjects fit into the framework of international economic law.

Professor Lowenfeld brings to his task a lifetime of practice and teaching experience to produce a book that will be of use to international lawyers and non-specialists alike.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This is an enormously worthwhile book to read. Even if one does not wholeheartedly subscribe to the conclusions, the book starts one on a journey of consideration of these increasingly important and overlooked issues. All those who have a deep interest in public and private international law should undergo that journey."
--The Cambridge Law Journal

"There are academic books which become classics in their field shortly after publication. The two books to be reviewed here are such examples. They are already frequently cited and widely held to be authoritative."
--European Journal of International Law (reviewed together with Matsushita: The World Trade Organization)


"As a treatise the volume succeeds splendidly...a reference book for intellectual historians, for trade practitioners, and for scholars."
-American Journal of International Law

Reviews from previous edition:

"Andreas Lowenfeld has written the book many were hoping he would write. One must commend the author on [his] language and style. Lowenfeld has written a very important and delightful book."
--The Swiss Review of International Economic Relations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191021459
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 3/27/2008
  • Series: International Economic Law Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Andreas Lowenfeld is the Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University.

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Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of International Agreements
Table of Statutes and Regulations
Pt. I International Economic Law
1 Economic Law and the Laws of Economics 3
2 Money, Exchange Rates, and the Balance of Payments 9
Pt. II The GATT/WTO System
3 The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Origins and Overview 21
4 Evolution of the GATT and GATT Law 45
5 The GATT/WTO System after the Uruguay Round: A Preliminary Survey 68
6 The International Exchange of Services and the Creation of GATS 110
Pt. III Dispute Resolution
7 Dispute Resolution in the GATT, 1948-94 135
8 Dispute Settlement in the WTO 151
Pt. IV The Rules of International Trade in Detail
9 The Question of Subsidies 199
10 Dumping and Anti-Dumping 242
Pt. V Beyond the World Trade Organization
11 The Environment and International Economic Law 297
12 Competition Law 340
Pt. VI International Investment
13 The Responsibility of Host States to Foreign Investors: Customary International Law 391
14 Dispute Settlement and International Investment 416
15 Evolving Standards of International Law on International Investment 455
Pt. VII The International Monetary System
16 The Bretton Woods System 499
17 The International Monetary Fund as Amended 529
18 The International Monetary System and Regional Crises 565
19 Other Institutions of the International Monetary System 617
20 The European Monetary System and the Rise of the Euro 638
21 International Monetary Law and Private Activity 664
Pt. VIII Economic Controls for Political Ends
22 United Nations and Other Collective Sanctions 701
23 Economic Sanctions without Benefit of Treaty 731
Afterword 765
Index of Subjects 767
Index of Persons 775
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