The international economic law course focuses on three major areas of international economic relations, namely trade, foreign investments, and currency arrangements. The purpose of the course is to open students to the legal analysis, offering them the tools for a proper understanding of the rationale and content of relevant treaties and other international law rules. Accordingly, the course will complement other courses included in the master programme, addressing international economic relations from the perspective of the political, economic or historical analysis. International trade law, interntional investment law and international monetary law are examied through the prism of multilateral cooperation and of the more recent preferential agreements. The aim is to illustrate and discuss the similarities and differences between these two approaches, focusing in particular on relevant policies of the European Union.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire an overall knowledge of the most fundamental concepts of public international law. They will be able to apply them to the realm of economic relations, in view of understanding the legal dynamics of inter-State relations in trade, financial and monetary matters and improving their ability to contextualize their economic and political implications.
Lesson period: Second trimester
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