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Group II: Globalization, Economic Integration and Development

The Principal Researcher of this Group is Prof. Dr. Pedro Infante Mota. 

The Group is organized in order to investigate and set up policy and legal solutions to access the natural resources, the effects of international trade on the sustainability of natural resources, the environmental impact of resources trade (‘natural resources curse’) and the resource price volatility, taking into account the challenges faced by the EU member States, BRICs, Developing Countries, (especially Lusophone) and USA.
One of the most significant outputs of this group is the impressive publication of the principal researcher, Prof. Pedro Infante Mota, of his book on the WTO Dispute Settlement, an outstanding work that enriches Portuguese literature in this field.

Accordingly, this Group will cooperate and simultaneously develop three projects in the period 2020-2024:

  • Project 1: International Trade and Access to Natural Resources
  • Project 2: Preferential Trade Agreements and Good Governance
  • Project 3: International Trade and Global Standards 

The researchers of this working Group, as well as their home institutions, have a broad and multidisciplinary back-ground in legal and economic theory and policy issues which will enable them to set forth ground-breaking solutions that will establish the basis for the proposed analysis of (i) international trade and access to natural resources, (ii) preferential trade agreements and good governance and (iii) international trade and global standards.