What Shapes the Law? Reflections on the History, Law, Politics and Economics of International and European Subsidy Disciplines

Florence: European University Institute, 2016, Global Governance Programme

Posted: 29 Apr 2017

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Luca Rubini

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School

Jennifer Hawkins

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Date Written: July 5, 2016

Abstract

This book puts together several contributions that, from various time, system and disciplinary perspectives, address the same questions – what has shaped subsidy laws? Which actors mould subsidy and State aid law and what forces are at work? The book includes reports from former or current negotiators, officials, practitioners and scholars, that focus on various attempts to regulate subsidies at the national, European and international levels. Prominence is given to the actual practice, and to the account given by the key actors, operating in the field since the 1970s. Various disciplines are interrogated – from history to law, from political science to economics. What comes out is a fascinating account that provides a goldmine of insights and leads for further enquiry in a topical and under-researched area.

Keywords: Subsidy; state aid; history; history of law; international trade; competition; political economy; EU; WTO

Suggested Citation

Rubini, Luca and Hawkins, Jennifer, What Shapes the Law? Reflections on the History, Law, Politics and Economics of International and European Subsidy Disciplines (July 5, 2016). Florence: European University Institute, 2016, Global Governance Programme. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2960046

Luca Rubini (Contact Author)

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School ( email )

Edgbaston
Birmingham, AL B15 2TT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/staff/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=3818&Name=dr-luca-rubini

Jennifer Hawkins

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP ( email )

1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
United States

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