Category: EUTIP Blog

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Renegotiating NAFTA: between free flows of data and data protection & privacy rights

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Abstract: Cross-border data flows have now become the backbone of digital trade and are high on the agenda of leading economies in North America, Asia, not least the European Union. In this context, increasing concerns have arisen in relation to data flows containing personal information. This blogpost engages to analyse the interplay of trade, cross-border… Read more »

Trump: symptom or disease?

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Abstract: This post draws attention to the need of placing president Trump in context. It tries to illustrate that the discourse of the current United States (US) administration towards the European Union (EU), characterised by a degree of hostility or otherwise negative sentiment, might be of a more permanent nature than one would like to… Read more »

Connected Nations

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Abstract: This post compares key network properties of three international economic flows – trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and remittances. It reports considerable heterogeneity along multiple dimensions, with international trade flows exhibiting greater network density and efficiency. An analysis of the structure of relationships reveals that trade ties are also more reciprocal and transitive in… Read more »

The Rationales For Diversity In Arbitral Appointments In Investment Arbitration

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Abstract:┬áThis blog post describes the ongoing discussion on diversity in international investment arbitration with a specific focus on the rationales in favour of diversification in the composition of arbitral tribunals. While it is methodologically difficult to establish its effect on the quality of adjudication, it is argued that increased diversity can lead to significant enhancement… Read more »