International economic law is a vast field with numerous overlapping themes. Our experts conduct research and provide policy ideas on key aspects of the global financial, trade and investment legal system. The International Law Research Program (ILRP) has identified the following three core areas of focus for the program’s research efforts on economic law:

international financial law:

  • sovereign debt resolution;
  • blockchain and financial stability;
  • securities regulation and the International Organization of Securities Commissions;

international trade law:

  • multilateral and preferential trade agreements;
  • Canada US Mexico Free Trade Agreement (CUSMA) analysis and implementation
  • multilateral regulatory cooperation;
  • subnational governments in trade negotiations; and

international investment law:

  • the promotion and protection of sustainable investment; and
  • investor-state dispute settlement.