- To acquire the essential knowledge regarding International Economic Law (IEL) and economic European Union Law;
- To encourage students' critical and comparative reflection on the interpretation and application of IEL and EU Law;
- To spread students awareness as to the importance of the economic analysis of Law;
- To demonstrate the particular relevance of the decisions of international courts enforcing IEL and of the European Court of Justice;
- To show the relationship between IEL and national and EU Law Skills to acquire;
- To identify the field-matters governed by IEL and EU Law, as well as the relevant regulatory instruments;
- To find the relevant case law decisions for each field-matter;
- To debate the several arguments that emerge out of the specific problems that arise daily in international and European economic relations;
- To understand the interests at issue and to propose concrete legal solutions adapted to each problem.
- History of international and European economic integration;
- WTO: institutions and objectives. Relationship with the EU;
- Fundamentals of International and Integration Economics.
PART I - INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN TRADE LAW
- Principles on trade in goods (GATT). Comparative analysis of EU rules on free movement of goods and article 110.º TFEU;
- Commercial Defence Measures (safeguard, antidumping and countervailing measures). Comparison with the EU State Aid regime;
- Fundamental principles of trade in services (GATS). Comparison with the freedom to provide services (EU);
- Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and International investment (TRIMS);
- Dispute resolution (WTO) and the question of direct effect of WTO Law in the EU
PART II: THE INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN MONETARY SYSTEM
- The International Monetary Fund;
- The free movement of capital and the Economic and Monetary Union.