WTO Case Law of 2018

July 8, 2019 – July 9, 2019 all-day Europe/Rome Timezone
Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati
Via Bolognese 156
50139 Florence
Mia Saugman

Scientific Coordinators:

Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute, Italy

Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute for International Economics, United States

Petros C. Mavroidis | Columbia Law School, United States


Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati, Via Bolognese 156 – Florence

8 – 9 JULY 2019



This workshop undertakes a yearly analysis of all case law by the adjudicating bodies of the WTO (un-appealed Panel reports as well as Appellate Body reports). The Reporters Studies for 2018 will cover a wide range of WTO law, ranging from classic trade in goods issues to trade in services. Each of the cases is jointly evaluated by an economist and a lawyer, both well-known experts in the field of trade law and international economics. The Reporters critically review the jurisprudence of WTO adjudicating bodies and evaluate whether the ruling makes sense from an economic as well as legal point of view, and if not, whether the problem lies in the interpretation of the law or the law itself. The Studies do not always cover all issues discussed in a case, but they seek to discuss both the procedural and the substantive issues that form the core of the dispute.