Monday, August 25, 2008

Trachtman: Constitutional Economics of the WTO

Joel P. Trachtman (Tufts Univ. - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) has posted Constitutional Economics of the WTO. Here's the 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.