Law and Economics of Contingent Protection in International Trade

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The book discusses the regulatory framework of contingent protection in the World Trade Organization – antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguards – as well as an economic analysis of these instruments. The book’s various chapters illuminate the basic functioning of all three.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521769075
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2009
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George Bermann is the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law (a chair conferred by the Commission of the European Communities), as well as the Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He has been a member of the Columbia Law School faculty since 1975, teaching a range of comparative, international, and transnational law subjects, including EU law and transnational litigation and arbitration. Professor Bermann is also a member of the teaching faculty of the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and also regularly teaches at the Universities of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) and Paris II (Pantheon-Assas), as well as the Institut des Sciences Politiques in Paris. More recently, Professor Bermann was Tocqueville-Fulbright Distinguished Professor at the University of Paris from June to December 2006. He is the President of the International Academy of Comparative Law, the former President of the American Society of Comparative Law, co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law, and currently chief reporter of the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration.

Petros C. Mavroidis is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, New York. He also serves as Professor of Law at the University of Neuchatel and is Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London. He specializes in the law and the WTO and serves as the Legal Advisor to the World Trade Organization in the Technical Cooperation Division, where he assists developing countries in WTO dispute settlement proceedings. He is also the Chief Co-Reporter of the American Law Institute project 'Principles of International Trade: the WTO'.

Kyle Bagwell is the Kelvin J. Lancaster Professor of Economic Theory in the Economics Department at Columbia University. He is also a Professor of Finance and Economics in the School of Business at Columbia University. Professor Bagwell is a Reporter for the American Law Institute, in its study 'Principles of International Trade: The WTO'. He serves as well as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (International Trade Program). In his research, Professor Bagwell uses economic analysis to interpret and evaluate the design of the WTO. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. An overview of the agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures - including a discussion of the agreement on agriculture Jan Wouters and Dominic Coppens; 2. Do the world trade organization disciplines on domestic subsidies make sense? The case for legalizing some subsidies Rob Howse; 3. Subsidies and countervailing measures: determining the benefits of subsidies Joseph Francois; 4. The enduring problem of WTO export subsidies rules Andrew Green and Michael Trebilcock; 5. The Boeing–Airbus dispute: a case for the application of the EC state aid rules? Piet Jan Slot; 6. Antidumping: overview of the agreement Terence P. Stewart and Amy S. Dwyer; 7. Price differentiation in antitrust and trade instruments William Kovacic; 8. Non-preferential origin rules in anti-dumping law and practice Edwin Vermulst; 9. The Apellate body interpretation of 'sunset reviews' provisions of AD and CVM agreements: a critical analysis Claudio Dordi; 10. The safeguards agreement - an overview Jasper M. Wauters; 11. Why are safeguards needed in a trade agreement? Meredith Crowley.

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