Economic Analysis of International Law: A Bibliographic Critique
2013 China Forum of Law and Economics, Conference Paper, Jinan City, Shandong Province, P.R. China （2013年中国法经济学论坛，中国 山东济南）
18 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2013
Date Written: June 13, 2013
Economic analysis of International law is in its infancy. Analogy of economic analysis of domestic law to international law is the dominant trend. Rational choice theory basically explains the economic rationale behind sources of international law, subjects of international law, the interaction between state actors and individual actors, and the function of international courts and tribunals. Formal analytic work is scarce and careful empirical work is rare. More opportunities are offered for fruitful researches in economic analysis of international law. Economic analysis of international law has broadened our doctrinal understanding of international law. As a tool, law and economics may not suffice to explain all the issues evolved in the evolution of international law but it does offer a unique perspective for us to approach the real world we live in.
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Keywords: international law, economic analysis, sources of international law, subjects of international law, international adjudication, rational choice
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