- Fall 2017: International Business Transactions, International Trade and Investment Law
- Spring 2018: No courses taught
Frank J. Garcia
Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
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International Economic Law (29)
Restoring Trade’s Social Contract Michigan Law Review Online (2018)
As we write, the United States, Canada, and Mexico are meeting in Washington, D.C. to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). These talks—and their possible failure—represent the biggest shift in U.S. economic policy ...
Investment Treaties Are About Justice Columbia FDI Perspectives (2016)
This Perspective argues that investment law is ripe for a paradigm shift away from pure capital protection. Rather, investment law should be recognized as part of a comprehensive global economic governance system for ensuring justice ...
21st Century Investment Agreements: Justice, Governance and the Rule of Law Pontes (ICTSD) (2016)
Investment treaty law can no longer be managed as if it were merely a system of private ordering setting out the protected rights of capital owners. This philosophy has contributed to the ongoing legitimacy crisis ...
Development Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (2016)
Development is about aspiration—our longing for a better life as individuals and as a community—and respect, as we individually and collectively recognize and support these aspirations. Development requires the freedom to define and choose that ...
Reforming the International Investment Regime: Lessons from International Trade Law Journal of International Economic Law (2015)
International trade law underwent a profound paradigm shift during the 1990’s and into the 21st century as a response to globalization, and to a legitimacy crisis sparked by unresolved structural issues from the General Agreement ...
The Moral Hazard Problem in Global Economic Regulation Boston College Law School Faculty Papers (2008)
Global regulation of international business transactions presents a particular form of the moral hazard problem. Global firms use economic and political power to manipulate state and state-controlled multilateral regulation to preserve their opportunity to externalize ...
Justice, the Bretton Woods Institutions and the Problem of Inequality Transcending the Ostensible: Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System (2008)
The Bretton Woods Institutions are, together with the WTO, the preeminent international institutions devoted to managing international economic relations. This mandate puts them squarely in the center of the debate concerning development, inequality and global ...
Global Justice and the Bretton Woods Institutions Journal of International Economic Law (2007)
Together with the WTO, the Bretton Woods Institutions are the preeminent international institutions devoted to managing international economic relations. This mandate puts them squarely in the center of the debate concerning development, inequality and global ...
Is Free Trade "Free?" Is It Even "Trade?" Oppression and Consent in Hemispheric Trade Agreements Seattle Journal for Social Justice (2007)
In order for free trade as a policy to deliver fully on its social promise, it must be both “free” and “trade.” In fact, it must be free, in the sense of voluntary, to be ...
Integrating Trade and Human Rights in the Americas International Trade and Human Rights: Foundations and Conceptual Issues (2006)
This paper analyzes the relationship between the OAS Inter-American human rights system and several regional integration systems, including NAFTA, MERCOSUR and the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Broadly speaking, there are two ...
Trade-Based Strategies for Combatting Child Labor Child Labor and Human Rights: Making Children Matter (2005)
International commerce facilitates abusive child labor when it offers a market for the goods produced through such practices. International trade sanctions are thus a logical avenue for confronting abusive child labor, by eliminating the commercial ...