Making International Economic Law Work: Integrating Disciplines and Broadening Policy Choices (International Economic Law Interest Group Biennial Conference)

This conference, organized by ASIL's International Economic Law Interest Group (IEcLIG) and the Institute of International Economic Law, will convene practitioners, policy-makers, and academics working in the field of international economic law. From a research agenda perspective, organizers hope to foster a reflection on what international economic law as a discipline might look like when research focuses on the reality of blurred boundaries between the traditional fields of trade, investment, tax, finance and monetary law.

From a policy perspective, organizers hope to explore the implications of legal imports from one field into another, how legal and policy options might be expanded in the face of converging trade, investment and financial law, as well as through emerging private and public-private sorts of ordering.  Because the blurring boundaries have created challenges as well as opportunities, they also look forward to proposals identifying chasms and tensions that need to be addressed.   

Illustrative Themes:

  • Cross-fertilization opportunities between trade, monetary and finance law: How does monetary law impact trade and finance, and vice-versa?
  • Soft law in international economic law: Are there lessons to be drawn from financial regulation for trade and investment?
  • How does regionalism shape and challenge international economic law?
  • Dispute resolution in the face of trade and investment treaty convergence: What are the opportunities and challenges raised by recent innovations? Is a unified system possible or desirable?
  • International economic law and systemic risk
  • Public-private partnerships in international economic law



Date and Location

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 5:00pm
Georgetown University Law Center
Address 1: 
600 New Jersey Avenue NW