This guide aims to give a brief introduction to the Library's holdings on international economic law. Please consult the Library Catalogue for complete information on current titles and locations. If you require further assistance please contact us.
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This Subject Guide only lists a selection of Library resources on International Economic Law. To find additional resources you will need to search the Library Catalogue, which covers the complete holdings of the Library. It is possible to search for books, journals and series of law reports by author, title or keyword. Please note it is not possible to search for individual chapters, journal articles or legislation (e.g. individual Acts or SIs).
IALS Library is mainly open access and readers are able to browse the shelves in the main collection. There are two main exceptions to this:
Please request these at the Library Enquiry Desk.
For more information on understanding the catalogue record and further guidance on the location of materials please refer to our guide Classmarks and the Location of Resources in the Library.
The Library classifies textbooks either by jurisdiction (GO13, GA2 etc.) or according to subject area, examples of which include Comparative Law (SB), Public International Law (SG) and Private International Law/ Conflict of Laws (SH). Textbooks on Common Law topics for Common Law jurisdictions (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA) are shelved in a special section (SJ). All classmark sections have a FOL section for oversize volumes, which is located on the same floor of the Library.
When you are searching the Library Catalogue for books, please note that only the current edition is held on the open shelves or in the Short Loan collection. IALS has a rich collection of previous editions held in the closed basement and these will display a Depository number on the catalogue. Please request previous editions from the Library Enquiry Desk.
International Economic Law material is shelved at SG75
The following list represents a selection of textbooks on international economic law . Please check the catalogue records for further information and location. Titles marked as e-books may also be available in print. Access from home requires your IALS library barcode and your family name. E books with 'open access' status on the catalogue are available to all users of this guide.
Bossche, P. Van den Law and policy of the World Trade Organization 5th ed. 2022 (e-book)
Brownlie, I. Brownlie’s principles of public international law 9th ed. 2019 (e-book)
Burri, M. Big data and global trade law 2021 CUP (e-book open access)
Carr, I. and Peter Stone International trade law 6th ed. 2017
Collins, D. Foundations of International Economic Law. 2019. Elgar (e-book)
Cottier, T. and others Elgar encyclopedia of international economic law 2017 Elgar (e-book)
Dolzer, R. & Schreuer, C. Principles of international investment law 3rd ed. 2022 OUP (e-book)
Douglas, Z. International law of investment claims. 2009
Jackson, J., Davey, W & Sykes, A. Legal problems of international economic relations 5th ed. 2008
Lester, S. et al. World trade law: text materials & commentary 3rd ed. 2018
Lowenfeld, A. International economic law 2nd ed. 2008
Oppenheim, L. Oppenheim's international law: Vol. 1 Peace. ed. Jennings & Watts 9th ed. 1992
Qureshi, A.H. International economic law 4th ed. 2019
Qureshi, A.H. Perspectives in international economic law 2002
Schreuer, C. & Binder, C. ed. International investment law for the 21st century: essays in honour of Christoph Schreuer 2009
Schreuer, C. The ICSID Convention: a commentary: commentary on the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of other States 3rd ed. 2022 CUP (e-book)
Sornarajah, M. International law on foreign investment 5th ed. 2021
Simma, B. The Charter of the United Nations: commentary 3rd ed. 2012 OUP (e-book)
Spero, J & Hart, J. The politics of international economic relations 6th ed. 2003
Subedi, S. International investment law: reconciling policy and practice 4th ed. 2020
Trebilcock, M. Regulation of international trade 4th ed. 2013
Trebilcock, M. Advanced introduction to international trade law 2nd ed. 2020
Wood, Philip Regulation of international finance. 3rd ed. 2019 S & M (e-book)
IALS Library holds a wide selection of current serial titles on international economic law from many different jurisdictions. These are located on all floors of the Library. Some titles are only in printed volumes while others or available in both formats. For more detailed help, please refer to the guide on Finding journal articles. The following titles focus particularly on international economic law but there may be relevant articles in less specialised journals.
George Washington international law review Open access 2016-
University of Pennsylvania journal of international law Open Access 2007-
If you are interested in legislation or cases concerning international economic law issues in specific countries you will need to consult the legislation or law reports for that jurisdiction.
Consult the Library Catalogue to find the general classmark for the country you require. Consult consolidations of legislation, digests or indexes to trace particular acts or cases.
Academic users may also use databases like Lexis/Westlaw to find UK, US, EU or international decisions. For further information please refer to Law Databases or ask at the Library Enquiry Desk.
Please refer to the serials section of this guide to find relevant law report series.
Eagle-i is an internet portal maintained and updated by IALS library staff. It allows you to search for quality web resources on international economic law.
The following represent a sample of the available quality individual web resources on international economic law:
OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). Legal Instruments
Journal of international economic law. Archive of contents post 1998
WTO and GATT Research. Libguide provided by the NYU Law Library, USA