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Руководитель департамента Нагих Сергей Иванович
Заместитель руководителя департамента Быстров Андрей Сергеевич
Менеджер Сабинин Дмитрий Денисович

вн. тел. 22051

Менеджер Чернушина Вера Олеговна

вн. тел. 23159

Research Seminar "International Trade, Global Finance and Sustainable Development"

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 4 модуль

Course Syllabus


International Trade, Global Finance and Sustainable Development is a compulsory Research Seminar to be taught in English. A good command of legal English is required. The research seminar is expected to cover such aspects as the early development of international law as the regime of choice for international traders and explorers to the current questions of global economic (trade, investment, and finance) law and regulation, and the global financial crisis. It will examine world trade, foreign direct investment, economic rights, and financial regulation against the background of so-called ‘sustainable’ development. The challenge of this course will be to analyze the interface between the role of law in the global political economy and governance from different perspectives: historical, current, the institutional, individual, the developed/developing world divide, etc. We will be examining policy and economic trends and learn to recognize points of friction with law and areas for improvement. Attention will be paid to public and private law regimes as well as trends in global governance and regulation, including protection of natural resources through unilateral trade-based measures; the legality of multilateral environmental agreements employing trade measures; utilization of science-based trade tests; environmental impacts of foreign investment liberalization, etc. Please follow the Coursera programme: I. Global Energy and Climate Policy: https://www.coursera.org/learn/globalenergyandclimatepolicy?indices%5Bprod_all_products_term_optimization%5D%5Bpage%5D=1&indices%5Bprod_all_products_term_optimization%5D%5Bconfigure%5D%5BclickAnalytics%5D=true&indices%5Bprod_all_products_term_optimization%5D%5Bconfigure%5D%5BruleContexts%5D%5B0%5D=fr&indices%5Bprod_all_products_term_optimization%5D%5Bconfigure%5D%5BhitsPerPage%5D=10&configure%5BclickAnalytics%5D=true&page=1 Course I - Global Energy and Climate Policy (follow the totality of modules) II. International Water Law: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-water-law#about Course II - International Water Law (follow the totality of modules) III. International Health Regulations: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-health-regulations#about Please do not follow (listen to): Challenges in the IHR implementation. Ebola and the WHO reform.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main purpose of the course is to make students able to (1) analyze the interface between the role of law in the global political economy and global governance from different perspectives, including the current orthodox paradigm of so-called sustainable development; and (2) recognize theoretical and practical points of friction with law and areas for improvement.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • - demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rules and institutions of global governance, and the role of law in the global political economy, as well as the various ways the actors such as States, multilateral institutions, individuals, multinational enterprises, global standard-setting bodies, and civil society can and do seek to fulfil their interests;
  • ─ demonstrate extensive knowledge and critical understanding of the major workings of law of the global trade, investment and finance, and particularly the principle and politics of sustainable development going today as a red tape through these global legal regimes.
  • ─ demonstrate the ability to find, select and evaluate critically primary hard and soft law, as well as sources deemed ‘informal’ in the area;
  • ─ demonstrate the ability to analyze past and current legal regimes and instances in the particular separate but connected issue areas within the global economy, and their interaction;
  • ─ demonstrate the ability to analyze past and current events and issues in the global economy and demonstrate the role of law and governance in their generation or solution;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the Law of Trade in Goods
  • Introduction to the Law of the World Trade Organization
  • GATT/WTO Basic Disciplines and Extrajurisdictional Resources
  • The ‘Trade and… Debate’
  • Public Participation in the World Trade Organization
  • Science and the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  • The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
  • The WTO and Global Risk Management
  • Introduction to the Law of Foreign Direct Investment
  • Customary International Law
  • Bilateral Investment Treaties
  • National Environmental Regulatory Measures as ‘Barriers’ to Foreign Investment
  • Governmentally-Established Standards
  • Global Financial Institutions Standards
  • Financial Regulation and Supervision after the 2008 Crisis
  • Global Rating Agencies as Informal Norm- and Law-makers
  • Sustainability Funding
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Reading response
  • non-blocking Written assignment
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.3 * Reading response + 0.7 * Written assignment


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Globalisation and governance international problems, European solutions edited by Robert Schütze (Professor of European law and Co-Director, Global Policy Institute, Durham University). (2018). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.507763920
  • Hadzismajlovic, Z. (2018). FIRRMA Becomes Law, Reforming CFIUS, Export Controls, and Forever Changing Diligence in Foreign Direct Investment and Structuring of Public and Private Equity Deals. Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, 30(10), 7–10. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=iih&AN=132180454
  • Maggio, A. R. (2017). Environmental Policy, Non-Product Related Process and Production Methods and the Law of the World Trade Organization. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1612433
  • Petros C. Mavroidis. (2012). Trade in Goods. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2244989

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ausloos, M., Eskandary, A., Kaur, P., & Dhesi, G. (2019). Evidence for Gross Domestic Product growth time delay dependence over Foreign Direct Investment. A time-lag dependent correlation study. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2019.121181
  • Marquet, C. (2016). A Forbidden Fruit? The European Court of Justice’s Case Law before the World Trade Organization. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.D8006213
  • Mohamad Hanapi bin Mohamad. (2019). Foreign Direct Investment Law in Asean Countries: Prospect for Asean Economic Community. Yustisia, (1), 47. https://doi.org/10.20961/yustisia.v0ixx.21918
  • Research handbook on UN sanctions and international law / edited by Larissa van den Herik (Leiden Law School, Leiden University, the Netherlands). (2017). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.487673964
  • Stefano Betti. (2017). Key global enforcement issues on illicit trade in goods. Chapters, 30. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.h.elg.eechap.17096.3
  • VAT information asymmetries in the context of intra-EU trade in goods. (2018). World Journal of VAT/GST Law, 7(1), 22–42. https://doi.org/10.1080/20488432.2018.1518055