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Economic Foundations of International Law by Eric A. Posner and Alan O. Sykes

Published By: Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, Belknap Press
ISBN: 978-0-674-06699-1
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: Gillian K. Hadfield of University of Southern California
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.3.883.r8
Review Pages: 897-900

Book Review Abstract

Gillian K. Hadfield of University of Southern California reviews, "Economic Foundations of International Law" by Eric A. Posner and Alan O. Sykes. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores topics in the economic approach to international law. Discusses the fundamentals of international law; economic analysis of international law”the essentials; sovereignty and attributes of statehood; customary international law; treaties; international institutions; state responsibility; remedies; the intersection between international law and domestic law; treatment of aliens, foreign property, and foreign debt; the use of force; the conduct of war; human rights; international criminal law; international environmental law; the law of the sea; international trade; and international investment, antitrust, and monetary law. Posner is Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Sykes is Robert A. Kindler Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law."


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Gillian K. Hadfield of University of Southern California


JEL Classifications

F34: International Lending and Debt Problems
F50: International Relations and International Political Economy: General
K00: Law and Economics: General
K33: International Law


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