Jürgen Kurtz

Joint Chair in International Economic Law – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies/Department of Law

KurtzJurgenEmail: [email protected]

Tel [+39] 055 4685 - 459

Office: Villa Schifanoia, VS016

Administrative Assistant: Mia Saugman


Biographical Note

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. 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.

Research Interests

  • International economic law including the World Trade Organization and bilateral and regional trade and/or investment agreements
  • Legal hermeneutics and jurisprudential borrowing in public international law
  • Political economy
  • Development theory


Jürgen is the author of The WTO and International Investment Law: Converging Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

The list of his publications is available here.


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