Constitutional Economics of the WTO

20 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2008

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Joel P. Trachtman

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Date Written: August 21, 2008

Abstract

This chapter examines the World Trade Organization (WTO) from the social scientific perspective of constitutional economics. This chapter thus seeks to identify the causes and consequences of constitutionalization. Assuming that states act with intentionality and accuracy in their establishment of organizational features, the cause of constitutionalization is the desire to effect the consequences of constitutionalization, so the focus here is on the potential consequences of constitutionalization in and in connection with the WTO.

Keywords: WTO, Trade, Constitutional Economics, Constitutions

JEL Classification: F02, F10, K33

Suggested Citation

Trachtman, Joel P., Constitutional Economics of the WTO (August 21, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1243806 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1243806

Joel P. Trachtman (Contact Author)

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy ( email )

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