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2012/2013  KAN-CMO_3IEL  International Economic Law

English Title
International Economic Law

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Changes in course schedule may occur
Monday 09.50-11.30, week 6-13, 15-21
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Max. participants 50
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Andrej Savin - Law Department
Courseadministrator: Trine Buch - tb.jur@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Business Law
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
Last updated on 31-10-2012
Learning objectives
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
• Understand how economic activities are regulated at international level.
• Be able to analyse the regulatory framework under which economically interdependent states operate
• Have broad comprehension of legal regulation at GATT/WTO level
• Analyze the different ways in which national and international regulation interact.
Discuss and propose alternatives to present solutions, understand policymaking
No prerequisites. Knowledge of basic economics and basic law is an advantage but not necessary to complete the course.
4 hours written exam all aids allowed
4 hours written exam all aids allowed:
Type of test Written Exam
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner No second examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Aids Open Book, Written Aid is permitted
Duration 4 Hours
Course content
With the growing importance of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the knowledge of public regulation of international economic activities has become a necessity. Lawyers working in international and business environments increasingly have a need to understand the regulatory framework under which economically interdependent states operate. The course gives an overview of the law and policies underlying international economic relations, teaches the principles of international economic regulation and looks into legal foundations of the international economy.
The course aims to teach the regulatory foundations of GATT/WTO, International Monetary System and International Investments. After pursuing the course the students should be able to work with the primary sources, understand how international and national rules interact and how policies are formed at international and national levels. The course emphasizes public elements of law (rather than private transactions) and is aimed towards practitioners and policymakers.
This course covers the regulation of international trade in goods, services and intellectual property under the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO). After introducing the basics of International Economic Law, it moves on to GATT/WTO System, analyzing rules on international trade and dispute resolving mechanisms. The course moves on to international competition law, international investment and international monetary system.
Teaching methods
The course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and case-studies. Thorough preparation and in-class participation is expected.
Expected literature
Compendium. Topics:

Introduction to International Economic Law
  • GATT: History and Evolution
  • Core Principles of WTO: Most Favored Nation
  • Core Principles of WTO: National Treatment
  • Dispute Resolution under GATT and WTO
  • Dumping and Anti-Dumping
  • Subsidies and Countervailing Duties
  • GATS and Services                    
  • IP and World Trading System   
  • Environment and World Trading System
Last updated on 31-10-2012