Toward a Geoeconomic Order in International Trade and Investment

22 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019 Last revised: 24 Sep 2019

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Anthea Roberts

School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Henrique Choer Moraes

Mission of Brazil to the EU (Brussels); KU Leuven

Victor Ferguson

Australian National University (ANU), College of Arts and Social Sciences Australian National University (ANU), College of Arts and Social Sciences

Date Written: May 16, 2019

Abstract

Recent developments suggest that the international economic order is transitioning away from the Neoliberal Order that has flourished for much of the post-Cold War period toward a new Geoeconomic Order. The shift to this new order, which is characterised by a growing ‘securitisation of economic policy and economisation of strategic policy,’ will likely see the rules, norms and institutions of international trade and investment law undergo significant change. We expose the differences in the underlying logic of these orders, explore how this shift is being driven by the emerging U.S.-China tech/trade war, and consider the consequences of this transition for global economic governance.

Keywords: geoeconomics, international, trade, investment, United States, U.S., US, China, tech/trade war, trade war, rivalry, technology

JEL Classification: F1, F02, F5, F52, F6, K33

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Anthea and Choer Moraes, Henrique and Ferguson, Victor, Toward a Geoeconomic Order in International Trade and Investment (May 16, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3389163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3389163

Anthea Roberts (Contact Author)

School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Henrique Choer Moraes

Mission of Brazil to the EU (Brussels) ( email )

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 30
Ixelles
Brussels, Brussels 1050
Belgium

KU Leuven ( email )

Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

Victor Ferguson

Australian National University (ANU), College of Arts and Social Sciences Australian National University (ANU), College of Arts and Social Sciences ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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