Jürgen Kurtz has been appointed Professor of International Economic Law at the EUI from 1 January 2018. He will be on leave from the University of Melbourne Law School where he has taught since 2003. Jürgen researches in the various strands of international economic law, including the World Trade Organization and international investment law. He has a particular interest in the justification and impact of treaty disciplines on regulatory autonomy and development strategies. Jürgen is the author of The WTO and International Investment Law: Converging Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He has acted as party-nominated arbitrator in ICSID proceedings and as expert consultant to the World Bank, the European Union, the ASEAN Secretariat, UNDP and UNCTAD. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Society of International Economic Law, and the editorial boards of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and the Journal of World Investment and Trade. Jürgen was a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the EUI in 2010.
"I welcome research proposals on all aspects of international economic law, including its historiography, current manifestations and reform agendas. I especially encourage researchers to explore the complexity of this field through conceptual and inter-disciplinary perspectives."