October 25 – Cosette Creamer on Judicial Balancing of Trade Authority in the WTO

The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy sponsors the Global Policy Seminar series every otherTuesday.  The sessions are held from 12:45 to 2:00 pm in the Stassen Room (Room 170) of the Humphrey School. The next presentations are:
        October 25 –   Cosette Creamer on Judicial Balancing of Trade 
                                 Authority in the WTO
       November 8 – Joel Waldfogel and Paul Vaaler on Israel’s Omission from Airline Route Maps

Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, presents a seminar on Global Policy

Professor Cosette Creamer
Department of Political Science
University of Minnesota
will speak on
Between Law & Politics: Judicial Balancing of Trade Authority in the WTO
12:45 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, October 25
The Stassen Room (Room 170)
Humphrey School, West Bank Campus

The judicial bodies of the World Trade Organization (WTO) operate virtually free from direct government influence. Yet they are also politically savvy and at times conform their rulings to the preferences of member states. Drawing from original data, this talk demonstrates how dispute panels tend to signal less deference to governments’ regulatory choices—asserting international authority over a vast range of policy areas—only when they enjoy relatively greater support among the membership as a whole. In this way, dispute panels balance greater legalism and predictability within the trade regime against continued flexibility for governments.

All are welcome!  Refreshments will be served

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