Research Fellow, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
Position(s) at the Institute
Wolfgang's research focuses on the computational analysis of international economic law. He holds a PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a JSM from Stanford Law School, a Master degree in international affairs from the Graduate Institute as well as an LLB from the University of London and a BA in international relations from the University of Dresden.
Prior to concentrating on his PhD studies, Wolfgang worked for several years as an individual contractor for UNCTAD’s Section on International Investment Agreements. Wolfgang has published in leading peer-reviewed journals and his areas of interest include international investment law and arbitration, WTO law, regional trade agreements, international dispute settlement, law & economics and empirical analysis of law.
"Regionalism and Overlap in Investment Treaty Law – Towards Consolidation or Contradiction?", Journal of International Economic Law 17(2), forthcoming.
“Amicable Settlements of WTO Disputes: Bilateral Solutions in a Multilateral System”, World Trade Review, Vol. 13, No.1, 2014.
“Americanization of the BIT Universe: The Influence of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation (FCN) Treaties on Modern Investment Treaty Law”, Goettingen Journal of International Law, Vol. 5, No. 2, 455-486, 2013.
“Forget About the WTO: Legal Relations between PTAs – A Network Analysis”, in: Elsig/ Dür (eds.), Trade Cooperation: The Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming. (with Joost Pauwelyn)
“The Return of the Home State and the Rise of Embedded Investor-State Arbitration”, in: Lalani/ Polanco (eds.), The State and Investor-State Arbitration, Brill, forthcoming.
“Duplicating the Trade Law ‘Spaghetti Bowl’: The Increasing Overlap of International Investment Agreements – A Review of State Practice” International Law Association (ILA) Regional Conference Proceedings “Imperium Juris: Governance, Trade, Resources”, forthcoming.
“The Role of International Investment Agreements in Fostering Sustainable Development”, in: Baetens, Freya (ed.): Investment Law Within International Law: Integrationist Perspectives, Cambridge University Press, 2013 (with Elisabeth Tuerk).
WORKING AND CONFERENCE PAPERS
“Interpreting Investment Treaties as Incomplete Contracts: Lessons from Contract Theory”, Conference Paper, 30th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), 26- 28 September 2013, Warsaw, Poland, available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2241652.
“Legal basis and effect of denunciation under international investment agreements”, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, 2010 (with Berdajs, Ana and Lanovoy, Vladyslav).
PUBLISHED UNDER AN INSTITUTION
UNCTAD, “Interpretation of IIAs: What states can do”, IIA Issues Note, No. 3 (2011) (author).