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International Economic Law and Monetary Measures: Limitations to States' Sovereignty and Dispute Settlement

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ISBN13: 9781848446342
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £101.00



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The 2007 - 2010 global financial crisis re-opened the debate on the reform of the international monetary and financial system. This well-argued book demonstrates the strategic role of international economic law (IEL) in ensuring international monetary stability and global financial stability. After discussing the current allocation of powers among IEL institutions, Annamaria Viterbo focuses on monetary measures: exchange restrictions, capital controls and exchange rate manipulations. These three fundamental topics are then examined through the lens of a multi-layered methodology, adopting perspectives from international monetary law, trade law and investment law. The author evaluates how the horizontal sectors in which IEL is traditionally divided interact and how conflicts between norms are avoided or solved. Particular attention is also devoted to the outcomes of trade and investment disputes that deal with monetary measures. International Economic Law and Monetary Measures will appeal to international trade law and international financial law scholars as well as law and business students. Legal practitioners and officials working in the field of international economic law will find it a useful reference, as will legal counsel in banks and financial institutions, international investors and multinational corporations.

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Subjects:
International Trade, Public International Law
Contents:
Introduction 1. International Monetary Stability and Global Financial Stability as Global Public Goods and the Role of International Economic Law 2. The Bretton Woods Institutions and their Role in the Provision of Global Public Goods: Focusing on International Monetary Stability 3. The Global Financial Architecture: Towards a Strengthened Institutional Framework for Global Financial Stability? 4. Exchange Restrictions and Capital Controls under the IMF Legal Framework 5. Exchange Restrictions and Capital Controls under the WTO Legal Framework 6. Exchange Restrictions and Capital Controls in International Investment Law 7. Exchange Rate Manipulation in International Economic Law Index