Financial Crisis, International Relations and International Economic Laws

15 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2011

Date Written: January 8, 2011


The 2008 Financial Crisis has affected nearly every aspect of every economy in the world in some way or another. In a short span of time, its causes and consequences have been analyzed in great detail. However, while plenty has been written about its impact on domestic systems, its impact on international economic law is yet to receive the same kind of attention. This paper discusses the impact of the Crisis on the larger framework of international relations. It then examines the effect these changes have on key ongoing debates in international economic law particularly the much delayed Doha Development Agenda and the regulation of Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Keywords: Financial Crisis, International Relations, International Law, International Economic Law, World Trade Organisation, Sovereign Wealth Funds

JEL Classification: K33, K39, P45, O19, F21

Suggested Citation

Shorewala, Krishna, Financial Crisis, International Relations and International Economic Laws (January 8, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Krishna Shorewala (Contact Author)

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