Joel P. Trachtman

Professor of International Law


Education
  • BA, Columbia College
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • General Course Certificate, London School of Economics and Political Science

Curriculum Vitae - Joel P. Trachtman

Professional Activities
  • Member of editorial boards of American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law and Journal of International Economic Law
  • Consultant to the OECD, UNCTAD and APEC
  • former Chairman, International Economic Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law
  • former Honorary Secretary, International Law Association (American Branch)
  • practiced international business and finance law with Shearman & Sterling (New York and Hong Kong)

Affiliations
  • International Business Relations Program
  • Hitachi Center on Technology and International Relations

Research Interests
  • International economic law, including international trade, finance, migration, investment, and business law
  • International Economic Law and Policy Research Blog - A weblog dedicated to current developments and scholarship in the field of international economic law and policy

ARTICLES
• Review Essay: The Law Market, by Erin A. O'Hara and Larry E. Ribstein (Oxford, 2009), forthcoming in American Journal of International Law.
• Subsidization, Price Suppression, and Expertise: Causation and Precision in Upland Cotton (with AndrĂ© Sapir), 7 (Special Issue 1) World Trade Review 183 (2008).
• "Canada-Wheat: Discrimination, Non-Commercial Considerations, and the Right to Regulate Through State Trading Enterprises (with Bernard Hoekman)" 7 (Special Issue 1) World Trade Review 45 (2008).
Measuring the Shadow of the Future (with George Norman), 2008:1 Illinois Law Review.
• Embedding Mutual Recognition at the WTO, 14:5 Journal of European Public Policy 780 (2007).
• Regulatory Jurisdiction and the WTO, 10 Journal of International Economic Law 3 (2007).
• The WTO Cathedral, 43 Stanford Journal of International Law 127 (2007).
Trachtman, Joel P. "The World Trading System, the International Legal System and Multilevel Choice." European Law Journal 12, no. 4 (2006): 469-485.
Trachtman, Joel P. "The Constitutions of the WTO." European Journal of International Law 17, no. 3 (2006): 623-646.
• Welcome to Cosmopolis, World of Boundless Opportunity, 39 Cornell International Law Journal 477 (2006).
• Trachtman, Joel P and George Norman. "The Customary International Law Game." American Journal of International Law 99, no. 3 (2005): 541-580.
Trachtman, Joel P. "Book Review: "Conflict of Norms in Public International Law: How WTO Law Relates to Other Rules of International Law" By Joost Pauwelyn." American Journal of International Law, 2005, 855.
Trachtman, Joel P. "Changing the Rules: Constitutional Moments of the WTO." Harvard International Review 26, no. 2 (2004): 44-48.
Trachtman, Joel P and Amelia Porges. "Robert Hudec and domestic regulation: the resurrection of aim and effects." Journal of World Trade 37, no. 4 (2003): 783-799.
Trachtman, Joel P. "Notes and Comments: Robert E. Hudec (1934-2003)." American Journal of International Law 97, no. 2 (2003): 311-313.
Trachtman, Joel P and Philip Moremen. "Costs and Benefits of Private Participation in WTO Dispute Settlement: Whose Right Is It Anyway?." Harvard International Law Journal 44, no. 1 (2003): 221-250.
Trachtman, Joel P. "Legal Aspects of a Poverty Agenda at the WTO: Trade Law and 'Global Apartheid'." Journal of International Economic Law 6, no. 1 (2003).
Trachtman, Joel P. "Toward Open Recognition? Standardization and Regional Integration under Article XXIV of GATT." Journal of International Economic Law 6, no. 2 (2003): 459-492.

BOOKS
• Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System (co-editor with Chantal Thomas, and chapter author), Oxford University Press 2009.
• Ruling the World: Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governance (co-editor with Jeffrey Dunoff, and chapter author), Cambridge University Press 2009.International Law and International Politics (editor), Ashgate Press 2008.
• The International Law of Economic Migration: Toward the Fourth Freedom, Upjohn Institute 2009.
• The Economic Structure of International Law, Harvard University Press 2008.
Trachtman, Joel P. The Economic Structure of International Law. Harvard University Press, 2008.
• Trachtman, Joel P. The International Economic Law Revolution and the Right to Regulate. 2006.
• Trachtman, Joel P. Economic Analysis of International Law. 2006.

BOOK CHAPTERS
• International Economic Law Research: A Taxonomy, in International Economic Law: The State and Future of the Discipline (Colin B. Picker, Isabella D. Bunn & Douglas W. Arner, eds., 2008).
Trachtman, Joel P. ""Negotiations on Domestic Regulation and Trade Services (GATS Article VI): A Legal Analysis of Selected Current Issues."" In Reforming the World Trading System: Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Democratic Governance, ed. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, 2005.
• Trachtman, Joel P. "Unilateralism and Multilateralism in U.S. Human Rights Laws Affecting International Trade." In International Trade and Human Rights: Foundations and Conceptual Issues, eds. Frederick Abbott, Christine Breining-Kaufmann and Thomas Cottier, University of Michigan Press, 2005.
• Trachtman, Joel P. "Economic Analysis and International Law." In Economic Analysis of Law: A European Perspective, ed. Jeffrey L. Dunoff, 2003.
Trachtman, Joel P. ""Lessons for the GATS from Existing WTO Rules on Domestic Regulation."" In Domestic Regulation & Service Trade Liberalization, eds. Aaditya Mattoo and Pierre Sauve, 2003.
• Trachtman, Joel P. "The Agency Model of Judging in Economic Integration: Balancing Responsibilities." In The Role of the Judge in International Trade Regulation: Experience and Lessons for the WTO, eds. Thomas Cottier and Petros C. Mavroidis, 2003.

OP-EDS
Trachtman, Joel P. "Domestic regulation is vital: Developing countries must retain policy flexibility." The Financial Express, 15 June 2005.

Courses

GMAP COURSES

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Email Address
Joel.Trachtman@tufts.edu

Office Phone
617.627.2242

Office Fax
617.627.3712

Office Location
Mugar 252B

Mailing Address
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02155