28 May 2010

Manfred Elsig winner of the International Geneva Award 2010

Prof. Manfred Elsig, Assistant Professor at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern and Work Package 1 Leader of NCCR Trade Regulation is a winner of the International Geneva Award 2010 for his publication "Principal-agent Theory and the World Trade Organization: Complex Agency and Missing Delegation", in European Journal of International Relations (12 March 2010).

Basing their evaluations on criteria such as richness, originality, and particularly the policy relevance to International Organisations, the jury of the Academic Council of International Geneva has selected three papers among the 25 submitted.

The Award is given to the three best papers published on a subject related to International Studies and especially useful from the perspective of the Academic Council of International Geneva.

The SNIS considers that International Studies deal not only with the analysis of international relations, but also with political, economic, social, environmental, legal, and health issues that extend beyond national boundaries. Submitted papers can deal with a wide range of academic disciplines, such as political science, economics, sociology, social and cultural anthropology, law, history, geography, environmental sciences, and related areas.

The Award ceremony will take place in Geneva during the Launch Event of the SNIS tendering procedure for 2010, scheduled on 30 September 2010.