Journal article

Prudence or Discrimination? Emergency Measures, the Global Financial Crisis and International Economic Law

Anne van Aaken, Juergen Kurtz

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

Economists and political scientists have begun to isolate the causes and implications of the spread of the global financial crisis in late 2008. Critical attention - often accompanied by strident disagreement - has also focused on the efficacy of various domestic plans implemented in response to the crisis. International economic lawyers have started to explore the legal implications of these developments. Our analysis offers a contribution by examining whether and how certain aspects of international economic law might act as a credible constraint on state tendencies toward domestic preference when formalizing emergency responses to the crisis. We begin by offering a typology of emergency m..

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