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New Paradigms of the Relation between Law and Economics

The center's investigation is subdivided into 4 thematic lines, which address the following issues:

  • transparency of jurisdictions, the fight against tax havens, aggressive tax planning, exchange of information, movement of persons, services and capital, competition among states in order to attract investment, patriotism and taxes and tax exile dealt under Group I - Tax Governance;
  • growing interdependency among states, international law of natural resources, the role and effects of global trade on the sustainability of natural resources, resource price volatility  dealt under Group II - Globalization, Economic Integration and Development;
  • public policies and legal solutions to address market failures in a globalized economy, namely through market-based instruments such as competition policy or by adequate regulation and supervision of specific sectors, such as the financial sector and network industries dealt under Group III - Marketand social Values in a Globalized Economy;
  • diagnosis of the EU financial crisis, responses and whether the new legal framework is adequate to avoid asymmetrical shocks in the future dealt under Group IV - Crises, Public Policies, Fiscal Policy and the Euro

Results of the research conducted under this thematic line will contribute to the overall objectives of the Centre, by providing a legal and economic perspective of integrating development and other international values in a coherent global governance structure.